Let us introduce you...

Part of the mission of Rebellious Magazine is to introduce our readers to women we think you should know.

They're artists, authors, bakers, entrepreneurs, leaders, all-around Rebelles who have inspired us in some way, and we're eager to share their stories so they can inspire you, too.

For this edition, we can't wait for you to meet the Ladies of Lollapalooza through the eyes of writer/photographer Laurie Fanelli. And I'm thrilled for you to spend some time with Sharmili Majmudar, who has led Rape Victim Advocates with powerful grace for the last eight years.

Writer Jera Brown continues her coverage of Women and Children First's lineup with an insightful interview with author Leigh Stein, whose memoir "Land of Enchantment" tackles love and loss.

We're glad you're all here. Pull up a chair and stay awhile.

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Layne Treats Subterranean to Songs Off Their New EP

With 'The Black Hills,' the L.A.-based band welcomes listeners to 'the in-between'

Why and How I Stopped Eating Meat Entirely

Growing up, I toyed with vegetarianism. I loved animals and wanted to do everything I could to support them. Unfortunately, my parents were never thrilled with the idea since I'd always been a picky eater. In hindsight, I may have been a picky eater because I never enjoyed food that originated from an animal.

Flog: Chicago's Feminist News Blog

Flog (n): A periodic feminist-focused roundup of Chicago news and events.

Featuring Storify coverage of the Aug. 15 Young Feminist Conference.

‘Nobody Asks Us Our Opinion as Girls’: Chicago Young Feminist Conference Gives Voice to Next Generation

“’Just because we’re young doesn’t mean we don’t have an opinion about what’s happening in the city.’”

Pit Hair; Don't Care

Your body is already bikini-perfect. So is your pit hair.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like 'The Donald'?

Lyric parody of "Maria" by Rodgers & Hammerstein by Rebellious Val.


Feminist Plays with All-female Casts are 'Fefu' and Far Between

The F-word is being redefined as Chicago’s theater scene addresses feminism, an all-female cast, free admission and “Fefu and Her Friends,” thanks to Halcyon Theatre.

Rebelle Organization of the Month: Rape Victim Advocates


RVA Executive Director Sharmili Majmudar on how all of us can be agents of change to stop sexual violence, how men and male-identified folks can be part of the movement and what the media gets right – and wrong – in covering sexual violence.


Author Leigh Stein On Her Memoir and When Love is a Drug

Leigh Stein’s memoir "Land of Enchantment" is about so many things: grief, abuse, growing up, the power of prose, and, through it all, the changing landscape of love.

Cosmetic Titans Hiss and Makeup in World Premiere Musical 'War Paint'

The Goodman Theatre production starring first ladies of theater Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden is a must-see for women of all ages.

40 Albums/Songs Every Woman Should Own

A certain someone who shall remain nameless (cough, cough, Karen!), turned 40 recently and dared ask the question, “What 40 albums by female artists should every self-respecting lady own?” Not being one to shy away from a challenge, I humbly suggest these 40 songs and/or albums all touched by a femme for your listening pleasure. 

The Women of Bike Swap 2016

Chicago-area cyclists unite annually at Bike Swap to shop for bikes, bike parts, bike clothes and accessories. We also swap stories over beer and meet other cycling enthusiasts. A lot of women showed up at this year’s event, giving me the chance to ask some fellow female cyclists what biking means to them. I discovered that, to these women, it’s much more than a form of transportation.

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