The ‘L’ Word in 1990s Bellingham

 “The ‘L’ Word”: Politicized Lesbian Identity in 1990s Bellingham, Washington By Nova Clark  “The L Word” was a volunteer made, alternative newspaper from 1994-1996, distributed in Bellingham, Washington. The paper’s self-proclaimed goal was to serve the “women loving women” community of Whatcom County. The paper was created by a lesbian named Mary, and run entirely…

From Bra-Burners to Bureaucracy

From Bra-Burners to Bureaucracy: The Evolution of Second-Wave Feminism through NOW Newsletters By Alexandria Baker In recent years, the feminist movement has made something of a comeback. While still the cause of narrowed eyes in some parts of the country, it seems the majority of American women now identify at least somewhat with the movement.…

Public Access TV in Bellingham!

By Helen Morgan-Parmett Immortalized in the film Wayne’s World, public access television surged in the late 80’s and early 90’s promising communities access to produce and distribute their own unfiltered content. The Pacific Northwest remains one of the more vibrant regions for public access TV, with at least 23 stations in Washington and Oregon alone.…