Feminist Spaces is an international journal of women's, gender, and sexuality studies that invites students, faculty, artists, activists, and independent scholars from institutions worldwide to submit formal essays, creative writing, and multimodal artistic pieces per our annual Call for Works. The online journal is published by the Department of English at the University of West Florida and designed by the Department of Art and Design at the University of West Florida.
Originally established in March 2014, Feminist Spaces emerged as the brainchild of the Women's Studies Collective at the University of West Florida. The student-run organization successfully published six issues of Feminist Spaces and hosted 17 annual Women’s Studies Conferences with notable keynote speakers such as Angela Davis, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, and Andrea Gibson.
Following a four-year publishing hiatus, Feminist Spaces was officially relaunched and rebranded in January 2021 by a team of graduate students in the UWF English department. After a year of hacking passwords, meeting via Zoom, and digging through ancient editorial files, our editorial team is proud to present the newest installment and digital facelift of Feminist Spaces.
Website photos by Virginie Foloppe
Editorial Board Members
Natalie Duphiney, Editor-in-Chief
Natalie Duphiney is a graduate student at the University of West Florida pursuing her Master of Arts in English. She frequently writes poetry and short stories, and her poetry has been exhibited at the Pensacola Museum of Art and has been published in Door Is a Jar journal. She works as an English writing tutor and hopes to work in editing and publishing after graduation. She also enjoys playing piano, choral singing, roller skating, and running.
Sydney Mosley, Editor-in-Chief
Sydney Mosley is currently pursuing an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of West Florida, and she has the intention of obtaining a doctorate degree in her future. Sydney has a love for writing and enjoys many mediums such as poetry, long-form prose, and playwriting, but she loves writing thrillers and free verse poetry the most. You can read some of Sydney’s poetry in UWF’s creative writing magazine The Spiral. As a feminist and a creative, Sydney hopes to create a career path in which she can combine her love for the arts. Outside of writing, you can find Sydney baking vegan and gluten-free pastries; pole dancing; collecting used books; or taking her dog, Maple, for a hike.
Jurnee French, Managing Editor
Jurnee French is a first-year graduate student pursuing her master’s in creative writing. Though her passion originally pointed to full-length novels, her years in academia have altered her focus to poetry and short-form writing. She hopes to eventually publish several works and even novels, but her prose in the Unstamatic journal will suffice for now. In tandem with her academics, Jurnee also tutors college students in English and secondary school students in any and all subjects. After graduation, she hopes to pursue teaching English as a foreign language. When not reading or writing (both creatively or academically), she is expanding her worldview by hiking or learning to roller skate, or just curling up with her elderly Shih Tzu, Max, or rambunctious orange tabby, Cheese.
Ashley Byrd, Managing Editor
Ashley Byrd is a graduate student currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English at the University of West Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UWF in 2022 with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and she has a passion for feminist theory and gender equality studies. Her poetry has been exhibited at the Pensacola Museum of Art, and she hopes to soon publish academic essays regarding feminism in literature from the Early Modern period. Ashley plans to earn her doctorate with a specialization in women’s studies. Until then, when she isn’t doing homework, she can be found writing, reading, playing video games, watching movies, or playing with one of her five rescue dogs.
Amanda Pietsch, Molly Callahan, Allissa Sandefur, and Eve Knight.
Past Editorial Board Members
Editors-in-Chief: Rebecca Namniek (Founder), Taylor Willbanks (Founder), Brittany Hammock, Erica Miller, Dakota Parks, Teresa Scott, Cat Lysek, Kimiko Lumsden, Liz Partington
Managing Editors: Sydney Stone, Jordan Thames, Rachel Johnson, Etienne Lambert
Associate Editors: Karen Manning, Katie Sundy, Joshua Hart, Dylan Matthews, Sarah Miller, Megan Washington, Carly Cocuy, Faith Green, Hope Hall, Toni Holy, Woodline Lauvince, Maye Al-selwady, Jacob Carroll, Nathan Marona, Evangeline Murphy, Shaundra D. Smith, Samantha Nelson, Kara Griffith, Terry Griner, Hannah Trevino, Fiama Mastrangelo, Madeleine Hutchison, Edith Reese, Elizabeth Curl, Juliette Lysek,