The Student-Run Magazine of the Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Panorama

Panorama

Panorama

Letter From The Editrixes

We are excited to share our premiere issue of the 2021 re-launched Panorama magazine with our community. Founded in 2017, Panorama went on hiatus during the pandemic last year. Despite being founded by two young women, the selection of four female editors-in-chief sparked some blowback among our peers. Our collaborative efforts prompted our decision to dedicate this issue to “girls.”

We actively recruited a variety of writers and artists to our project, encouraging them to explore gender and how gender intersects with identity and expression. As submissions flooded into our inbox from our peers, the articles, poems, and art pieces confirmed that gender is topical.

For this issue, Daphne Davies writes an Op-ed about how men still occupy the power centers of most corporation in the entertainment industry, while Judah Marley presents a series of blissful photographs of the sisterhood among teenage girls. Stephen Purdum shares his take and personal experience with what is colloquially referred to as “locker room talk.” Alexa Druyanoff observes the impact of eating disorders on teenage girls in a poem complimented by a moving illustration. And Claire Conner invites readers to reconsider their use of a word we hear all too
often. Many thanks to our bold creative staff, Jen Bladen for her guidance and support, and to you, for picking up this magazine and giving it a chance. There is something in this issue for anyone and everyone, no matter how you identify. So without further ado, start flipping.

Sincerely,
Kate Burry, Katharine Steers, Keira Jameson and Mimi Landes