kate envisions itself as both a text and a space for change.

First published in 2006 and named for the first female graduate of Otterbein, Kate Hanby, kate is a feminist and queer-friendly zine committed to interdisciplinary discourse and intersectional practice. In other words, kate welcomes work that explores and complicates not only our ideas about the study of feminisms, gender, and sexuality, but also our ideas about the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality and other forms of social identity (i.e. race, ability, and class). The kate staff and contributors strive to build a zine–and an Otterbein community–that risks new ways of thinking and speaking about gender and sexuality, and, in this way, kate is both a transformative and transgressive project. The zine is open to submissions that take any form: critical or creative, mainstream or experimental, verbal or visual.

Each year, kate seeks to:

  • explore ideas about normative gender, sex, and sexuality
  • work against oppression and hierarchies of power in any and all forms
  • serve as a voice for race and gender equity as well as queer positivity
  • encourage the silent to speak and feel less afraid
  • build a zine and community that we care about and trust

For more information please contact kate@otterbein.edu.