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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

They Call Us is a literary magazine created by powerful womxn wanting to empower other womxn. Using media, art, and literature as a means to inspire, They Call Us wants to tell the everyday struggles of womxn from around the world. The purpose of art is to create change, so They Call Us works to unite womxn and artists to tell the stories of those that are normally silenced. Our goal is to ignite conversation and encourage womxn of all ages, race, sexuality, nationality, ability, and the like to share their stories. They Call Us wishes to diversify the messages we see online and change the dialogue to give credibility to all of us womxn who have felt helpless and lacking a credible voice.

MEET OUR TEAM

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MORGAN KAIL-ACKERMAN

Master of Fiction

With a strong love for writing, Morgan has always been a storyteller. An avid reader, a passionate thespian, and an expressive dancer, Morgan is a well-rounded and driven artist. With all the political turmoil and hurt in the world, she felt she had to do something to help others, and decided she would try to speak out against injustice with the only tool she knew how to fight with - storytelling. Coming from a matriarchal all-female family in Los Angeles, she quickly became an outspoken feminist with a want to produce art that could create change and bring some kind of equality to the world.

KAILAH PETERS (KP)

Master of Poetry

Growing up as a black queer woman in the south, KP felt small and silenced. She moved up to Chicago for college and discovered the potential art has to shape society. She is still small, but never quiet. With poetry as her medium, KP uses her poignant writing to question identity, human connection, and social order in her endeavor to create a better world. She joined They Call Us to amplify other minority voices and develop a space for literary activists to work together. KP hopes this project sparks dialogue and leads to great changes.

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MEG HARRIS

Master of the Media

Meg Harris’ devotion to women’s rights grew with her age as she learned about how many rights women are too often withheld. Idealistic as it may be, Meg is someone who holds hope that politics can be an effective avenue for change. She has strived to be a foot soldier for women’s rights on the political battlefield by co-organizing the Chicago Period Rally and co-founding Power of World Women. Meg was approached by the other members to join They Call Us and could not be more thankful. She is thrilled to work with other members as they establish a space of empowerment. Her inspiration for this work stems from historical movements. Change is possible because throughout history we’ve seen it happened before and she believes their work here can help it happen again.

ARRAN BOWEN

Master of Design

Coming from a family where she was constantly surrounded by women, Arran Bowen led a relatively sheltered life when it came to the idea of feminism. She was always told women should be loved, that they are loved. She heard it again and again from her sister, her mother, her all-girls high school. In college, however, Arran realized that even though women should be loved, they seldom are, and there’s a lot more to gender than anyone had ever let on. She joined They Call Us to use her creativity and passion for the arts, hoping to give a voice to those who feel like they don’t have one. To prove that women should be loved, and they need not have fear.

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