While attempting to speak out against Attorney General Jeff Sessions by reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was silenced by Senate Republicans.
Coming to her defence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated:
“She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
The expression soon went viral as feminists and other minority groups took to social media. Its meaning has expanded towards new wave feminists and their persistence to break barriers, despite being silenced or ignored.
The title ‘Persist’ was inspired by this movement.
We want to encourage our fellow Kingston University students to stay ‘woke’ and actively be involved with political and social justice issues.
As a publication, we celebrate INCLUSIVITY, we welcome INTERSECTIONALITY, we promote INDIVIDUALITY, we encourage INTEGRITY and we Seek INGENUITY.
Using content related to global issues, lifestyle, fashion, and entertainment, we will inspire our readers to continue the fight and persist.