SOAPBOX is here.
Curated in collaboration with MSU Diversity Services, “Soapbox” is a zine highlighting the work of BIPoC creatives from within the McMaster community. Historically, a soapbox is a box or crate used as an informal platform for public speakers, allowing them to speak and share their views. In that same regard, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour have always protested and fought for their voices to be heard, if not on a podium, then in the streets.
This publication aims to create a platform where the voices, experiences, and lives of BIPoC contributors are not only seen and heard, but also valued and prioritized (—and compensated, which feels especially relevant during the pandemic!).
We hope that you will enjoy this entry—hopefully the first of many—and we would like to also thank all of the students and contributors that worked on SOAPBOX over the course of this semester.