You are the worst waitress in the world. You can’t remember orders, or you write them down so messily that they’re indecipherable. When you try to read them out to the chefs you can’t untangle the scribble, and you have to go back to the table and ask again.
Meet Jennifer Zilm, member of the Room collective. Jennifer has been with Room since February 2011 and is our Creative Non-Fiction Submissions Coordinator and poetry reader.
Saul sat almost peacefully staring blankly at the aquarium in the waiting room, watching the neon fish cut their way through the water. When the blonde nurse entered the room, Saul wanted to tell her to sit down. Pour herself a cup of coffee. He knew what she was going to say, and that he wouldn’t be able to stop her. He swallowed hard and nodded.
Claiming Space: A re-centring of literary and artistic esteem onto experiences that don’t fit what’s taken as the status quo.
With 2014 about to wrap up, here's a list of 14 feminist (and women or non-binary directed) films from 2014, including Appropriate Behavior, The Babadook, Beyond The Lights, Obvious Child, and more!
From poetry and fiction to essays and memoir, 2014 was a stellar year for chroniclers of the rich tapestry of female experience. These award-winning books touch specifically on issues of gender inequality, identity politics, social injustice, sexual awakening and coming of age, and all resonate with a strong authorial voice.
Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift? From stocking stuffers to feminist fashion, check out Room magazine’s holiday gift guide for ideas.
Guest Post for Remembrance Day by Kelly S. Thompson: I often reflect back on my own service during this time of year, thinking of my friends and fellow comrades. Inevitably, my mind turns to the women I worked with, those fellow trailblazers, bravery-laden females who refused to believe we were operating in a man’s world or rather, chose to fight against that notion.
In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to artist Amy Friend about photography, light and the cover of past issue 36.1 Mythologies of Loss.
Najwa Ali's piece “Writing, In Transit” was selected by judge Betsy Warland for top prize for our 2013 creative non-fiction contest and was published in issue 37.2 Expanding the Voice. Now Betsy Warland has selected Najwa Ali as featured reader on Oscar’s Salon online.
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In this issue:
Manahil Bandukwala, Fang Bu, Allison Graves, Kadijah Guillaume, Ava Homa, Ashley Hynd, Amy LeBlanc, Vanessa Lent, Tasslyn Magnusson, Chloe Yelena Miller, Amy Oldfield, Alycia Pirmohamed, Mia Poirier, Victoria Prevot, Michelle Purchase, Jade Riordan, Ellie Sawatzky, Bren Simmers, Dahae Song, Anne Stone, Susie Taylor, Katherena Vermette, Kayi Wong, Hiba Zafran, Shellie Zhang.