Robin Waites

photo credit: Historic Columbia

An Interview with a South Carolinian: Robin Waites, Executive Director of Historic Columbia

What does it mean to be innovative? Robin Waites, Executive Director of Historic Columbia for the past 15 years, makes innovation and engaging leadership look easy. Under her leadership, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and is now one of the first museums of its kind to deeply examine the period … [Read more…]

A Week’s Worth of Women in the News: August 2 – 8

"I'm Pro-Choice and I vote" 

photo credit: Florida Memory Project

This week we probably gave the New York Times a little too much attention, but their features on women were remarkable, from Brooklyn activists and native daughters of the Bronx to the Pro-Choice movement changing the conversation. Elsewhere, a roller derby player took down a purse thief, a runner bled freely through a marathon, and … [Read more…]

We need to talk . . . about rape culture

#Keep Our Scene Safe

photo taken by Katherine McCollough

Auntie Bellum magazine and #KeepOurSceneSafe are teaming up on a zine designed to jump start conversation, educate, and empower. Please submit your [essay/short story/poem/visual art/lyrics/printable personal expression] on sexual violence, consent, sexual coercion, victim blaming, or a related topic by September 5. Send submission to: mccolloughkatherine@gmail.com  

Jump Seat

photo taken by Karla Turner

It is June 2013, and I am in the Seattle-Tacoma Airport trying to get home to South Carolina. It seems everyone in the airport is scrambling to get back to the East Coast because of bad weather.  After running through the airport while on the phone with the airline, I approach the United counter. I … [Read more…]