Julie Tippey first got the idea for the student-administered online magazine Hissy Fit during a project she was working on for the Women, Gender, and Society class.

Hissy Fit was also inspired by her work with the Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower (F.L.A.M.E.) and feminist magazines such as Bitch and Jezebel. Hissy Fit focuses on, but is not limited to, issues of feminism and social justice. According to Tippey, Hissy Fit’s goal is for readers to “be aware of daily oppressions and to have a forum for discussion and for learning about these issues.”

Hissy Fit is published monthly. Students administering the magazine encourage submissions written and artistic submissions related to current topics on gender (and its intersections with race, class, sexuality, etc.) and social justice issues.

Hissy Fit uses rolling deadlines, as of now. Writers may submit their stories any day.

Hissy Fit students wear a special patch to promote the online magazine. The Hissy Fit patches are inspired by the 1980s and 1990s punk era and, specifically, the riot grrrl movement and musical groups like Bikini Kill.

Tippey’s has a long-term vision for Hissy Fit, which includes the possibility of a printed edition and student professional development opportunities. It is sure to shift the power of perception by encouraging more people to be attentive to current social justice issues.

Hissy Fit meetings are held before F.L.A.M.E. meetings, which are every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. in the Second Floor Lounge of Rachel Cooper. For more information, please contact isuhissyfit@gmail.com.