When all kinds of people write stories meaningful to them, with characters that represent more than dominant voices in society, literature has the potential to unleash a new era of understanding.
Many people see bisexuals as overtly sexual, untrustful, unable to make a decision or not gay enough, inappropriate for children. It is therefore incredibly important for bisexual representation to debunk those rumors.
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My admiration for music and feminism brought me to create artwork that showcases new women artists reimagined as older feminist singers that share similarities.
Regardless of how up to minute one stays with celebrity culture, it’s hard to miss the fact that we love nothing more than a woman in a crisis.
“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don’t like Beatrice. I just like B, and that’s all.”
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend has clearly never met Netflix. I will be the first to admit that the media streaming service is the perfect companion for nights of self-care. However, lately, some of the content Netflix has been releasing has been rather disappointing.
It was within the romantic, countercultural landscape that Joplin rose to fame as a rock icon, rebelled against feminine conventionality, and climatically fell at the hands of an overblown, self-destructive generational identity.
Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Izzy Escobar is using her work to create positive social change. Izzy strongly identifies with the #MeToo movement and hopes her songs can inspire and empower others facing similar situations of domestic violence.
It is time to reexamine women’s magazines in 2018. It is time that more publications pivot towards a more holistic approach to print media—one driven by connection and passion, not ad sales. It is true that this switch would require us to completely rewire the way that we think about women’s media, but maybe that is also a good thing
The Bechdel Test serves as a litmus test for women in film—from their physical presence onscreen to the quality and depth of their characters. The test is not designed to determine whether a movie is feminist or even good, but rather to gauge the representation of women in film. It's important to note that many films may only partially pass the Bechdel Test, by meeting some of the requirements but failing to meet others.
A script by Morgan Gjoen.
“One day, I’ll find so much glitter, there won’t be room to scribble or scrawl anymore.”
However, it is my belief that diaries are an everlasting manifestation of growing up girl, but technology is redefining the diary. Print diaries versus online replacements have noticeable differences, and I do not think digital platforms should be a replacement. Diaries possess the unique ability to be private spaces that offer something unique in the maturity process.
I decided to watch the new show because I wanted to see how it would portray a female plus-sized character -- a type of character who is often poorly represented or not represented at all. I wanted to know if this film was going to do her justice.
Learning to push past the boundaries society imposes on women can become an internal battle. As a musician, I chose to compare this inner conflict to the process of writing a new musical composition.
Princess Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi aka Mia Thermopolis aka an unlikely childhood feminist icon. In the first movie, The Princess Diaries, Mia finds out she is actually a Princess in the land of Genovia. She must then decide whether or not she will accept this role– as a 15-year-old high schooler! Imagine that. After much reflection and self-appreciation, Mia decides to assume her duty to Genovia
It’s hard to deny—rom-com’s don’t exactly do wonders for feminism. Author Carolina Geithner has had to come to terms with the fact confront the fact that the female protagonists of these movies are reinforcing sexism in dozens of ways.
Rap is an art form, but when is this art form taking it too far? Video and Creative Director Lidija Jurovich calls for society to pay attention to the words of the songs they chant a bit too causally.
At age 11, Author Kelly Friday’s mom told her that she could not be the lead character of her favorite movie, Indiana Jones, because it was a “boy’s costume.” With her family’s different beliefs on gender and feminism, Kelly struggled to find her own version of feminism with a family on the other side.
Upon her graduation, author Melanie Rodriguez reflects on her secondary school experience, offers advice to fellow graduates, and revisits her college essay. She notes how her experience as a Latina girl shaped these years.