This has been a fantastic year for Feminist Fridays—a monthly event created, developed, and led by students where feminist topics that are relevant to the student body, community, and larger world are discussed. The event is hosted by the K-State Beta Alpha Chapter of Iota Iota Iota (Triota), the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department’s academic honor society. Feminist Fridays take place in a local coffee shop, providing a safe space for anyone—fierce feminists and curious citizens alike, to explore ideas impacting the human experience. Topics covered in the 2018-2019 academic year include: The Sorry Reflex, Internalized Prejudices, Deconstructing Love, and Your Identity Our Campus. These feminist discussions have drawn dozens of GWSS students, faculty, and other interested folk. Triota plans to continue this form of consciousness raising in the future.
Current members of Triota are: Laura Gunderson, Kenzie Kriss, Tara Magana, Zoe Nicolet, Jordyn Peyla, Susanne Pohlman, Mariah White, and Madeline Wilson. Six students were inducted this spring: Courtney Keith, Kaylee Kipp, Mercedes Payton, DeAnna Scheffler, Katherine Sundgren, and Brianna Womack.