Hey there. If you’ve been following the news, then you’re likely aware that hundreds of (literal, flag-carrying) American Nazis recently marched around Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying tiki torches, injured 19 people, and killed a woman. America’s racial wounds. They’re a thing. White Americans have spent over 400+ years, since we first started living on this continent, … More Glossary: How to Talk About America’s Racial Wounds — With Pop Culture Examples
The faces we see on TV matter. Tiana — the only African American Disney princess — matters. Mindy Kaling — an Indian woman who isn’t model-thin, and who has an extremely successful career as a writer, comedian, and lead TV actor — matters. Disney’s Moana matters. That time Lizzie McGuire was no longer a size … More ABC’s Boy Band: Can It Break Down Barriers in Representation?
When it comes to the great romances of literature, it’s pretty hard to beat Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy of Pride & Prejudice. If you’re familiar with Jane Austen’s classic novel, or one of its many film adaptations, you probably love Mr. Darcy. He’s the perfect romantic hero: brooding and intense, a bit misunderstood, but with a heart of … More Pride & Prejudice is Emotional Manipulation and We All Fall for It
I like art. I’m a writer by trade — not an artist — but it’s a skill I have fun trying to cultivate in my free time. Most of the time, I opt for for colorful, bold, cartoon-style art. If I bake or cook, I prefer to find ways to give it an artistic flair or … More Photos: My 12 Favorite Crafty Creations
When watching TV and film, reading magazines, or choosing toys — most of the time — little girls love to see someone who looks like them. It’s the reason that, growing up, Mulan was a friend’s favorite Disney princess. (“Who else was there who looked like me?”) It’s the reason another friend makes sure to … More Hilary Duff’s Body Image Journey Gives Me Hope for Hollywood
For one of my final days of vacation, I decided to spend the day exploring my city. Here’s what happened when I wandered around Seattle in the middle of a workday. 11:21am: La Marzocco Cafe I mostly know about La Marzocco, the cafe attached to KEXP radio in Lower Queen Anne, because of an influencer … More Day Off in Seattle — Sushi, Books, and ALL of the Coffee
I love writing on And Then There’s Beth, but sometimes sitting down and composing full paragraphs just takes too much freaking time. Luckily, there’s Twitter. I tweet about a lot of things — from faith to racism/privilege to pop culture. Here are 15 tweets about food, but just to warn you: my favorite things are … More 15 Tweets About Food — and the Weird Things I Eat