I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives
Meghan Trainor, the smash hit singer behind “All About That Bass,” has officially found her future husband. The artist got engaged to Daryl Sabara (of Spy Kids) over the holiday. Much excite. So celebrity. Such romance. Naturally, I (and, judging from the YouTube comments, other people also) re-watched the “Dear Future Husband” music video, and as … More Uncomfortable Parts of Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband”
The internet is addicted to Donald Trump. With one tweet, our president can send the entire nation into a frenzy felt on all corners of the web. Since 2016 — for a full two years now — Trump and his family have dominated media, and we can’t seem to quit talking about them. So far, the … More Help Us, Meghan Markle, You’re Our Only Hope
The CW’s expanding collection of DC Comics shows have been my favorite for a while. I’ve deeply admired the ways showrunner Greg Berlanti and his staff write strong female characters, aren’t afraid to have POC love interests, and have — again and again — cast their shows with actors who more accurately reflect the ethnic diversity … More Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?
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
Update: To answer the question — sort of! On August 24, America chose Sergio, Chance, Brady, Drew, and Michael as the winners of ABC’s Boy Band, and the members of the newly formed pop group In Real Life. While IRL (can I call them that?) may be revolutionary in it’s ability to form a group … 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