STATEMENT FROM THE EDITOR

Dear Readers, As a Pittsburgh-based magazine and student organization, the Fourth Wave will not post an article this Sunday.  Today is a day for us and all students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh to attend memorial vigils, give of our time and resources, and stand with the Jewish community.  Our hearts are broken, […]

THE MODERN PROBLEM OF MENSTRUAL EQUITY

Bailey Layish | Contributor When I was in fifth grade, I was pulled out of class along with all the other girls my age.  We sat in a big room, and the school nurse explained periods to us. The boys were outside playing kickball. After the presentation, each of us was handed a small plastic […]

THE FIGHT FOR FANDOMS

Dana Kaufhold | Contributor I am four years old and I am sitting in front of the TV. I am watching Star Wars for the first time. My life is changing, but I don’t know it yet.   Actually, it’s disingenuous to start the story like this; I don’t remember when I first watched Star […]

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Daly Trimble, Editor in Chief and Charlotte Scurlock, Managing Editor Dear Readers, It is difficult to know where to begin. We’ve spent the last several weeks assembling this year’s roster of talented writers and artists, almost all of whom are university women. We’ve spent long evenings learning and teaching one another about intersectional feminism and […]

SELF-CARE AS NECESSITY

Kiaya Sechrest | Outreach Coordinator Growing up, my mom taught me the importance of my mental health.  As early as fifth grade, I can remember her letting me stay home from school for what she called “Mental Health Days.” Sometimes this meant I was allowed to stay home in bed to read a book all […]