Dear VOICE Supporter,
VOICE is a biannual journal of literature, art, and theological ideas that honors the “dangerous memory” of women. Through a variety of mediums and vantage points, VOICE is an emblem of feminist reflection within the religious domain. By engaging with past narratives of those left unheard, rendered invisible, emptied of power, and laid to waste by memory’s neglect, it is our hope that the revival of VOICE will reignite a space at YDS for women’s momentous expression.
VOICE’s 1996 founding emerged through women banding together in weekly conversation at the Women’s Center—each speaking to moments when they felt silenced, disempowered, or voiceless. The 1996-2002 run of VOICE was concerned with establishing a forum for women’s voices, a space where personhood could be processed and elevated through creative expression and community engagement. The fall 2020 resurrection of VOICE is still preoccupied with this idea of reconnecting with one’s voice.
I am inviting you to contribute in two ways.
The first is through your submission to our spring 2021 issue. While the parameters for our spring issue have yet to be decided, we will be accepting, as always, a wide range of pieces: fiction, poetry, biblical/theological exegeses, essays, op-eds, photography, and art. VOICE is open to all Yale Divinity School and GSAS Religious Studies graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.
The second way in which you can contribute is financially. Each issue costs approximately $5,000 for both print and online production. Please visit giving.yale.edu/supportVOICE to make a tax-deductible gift.
I hope you consider supporting the revitalization of VOICE and the Women’s Center through one or both of these avenues. Your contribution will provide us with the resources we need to continue this space for women’s voices at YDS.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Anne Ambrose