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Central Valley Students Tell Stories Of Intersectional Feminism In 'Calafia' Magazine

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Laura Tsutsui
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Valley Public Radio
Rachel Livinal and Maria Torres were both members of policy journal Calafia's editorial board. It was Youth Leadership Institute's first all-female board, and they chose to highlight intersectional feminism in the magazine.

Next week, the Youth Leadership Institute’s policy journal, Calafia, hits the newsstands. Youth Leadership Institute is an organization with offices across the state where staff work to empower youth and help them shape policy and create media. The annual journal is produced by fellows, one from each office. This year’s journal takes the shape of a magazine about intersectional feminism with pieces written, photographed and designed by the young women on the editorial board.

 

Listen to the interview above to hear from two of the board’s members, 17-year-old Racel Livinal of Merced and 18-year-old Maria Torres from Fresno, along with editor Michael Lozano.

This interview includes an excerpt from Livinal's audio story, "Rural Youth Fashions Identity to an Evolving Modeling Industry."

Laura Tsutsui was a reporter and producer for Valley Public Radio. She joined the station in 2017 as a news intern, and later worked as a production assistant and weekend host. Laura covered local issues ranging from politics to housing, and produced the weekly news program Valley Edition. She left the station in November 2020.
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