Storytelling is More Important Now Than Ever: Why Disney’s “Moana” is the Perfect Antidote to Trump’s America

It’s important now more than ever for stories about people of color to flood mainstream media; storytelling is the most powerful tool we have in the fight against hatred of any kind. Moana is a triumph in both storytelling and empowerment.

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ is a Frighteningly Stunning Look at the Human Psyche

Am I in control? Do I have any power in a seemingly powerless situation? How can¬†I possibly “move on”? Is it possible to mentally survive¬†a cycle of abuse? Most victims of physical and/or psychological abuse continuously ask these questions long after the actual acts of abuse have ceased; the lasting effects¬†can and often do continue […]

Beware the Frozen Heart: Is Disney’s ‘Frozen’ An Allegory for Coming Out?

Originally Published: December 2nd, 2013; Updated: June 24th, 2014 Is Disney’s Frozen An Allegory for Coming Out? **WARNING: Mild Spoilers Ahead** Walt Disney Animation Studios, the brilliant tour de force¬†behind¬†animations greatest cinematic achievements like the use of a multiplane camera to¬†help create the illusion of depth in animation, among others —¬†ahem, Snow White and the […]