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.
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 […]
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 […]
Originally Published: November 4th, 2013; Updated: June 24th, 2014 It’s no secret that, around here, we watch a lot of TV. Like, a lot. No, seriously… So it’s no surprise that everything I know was taught to me by TV shows and I sometimes get a little too attached to these fictional worlds and characters BUT […]
Originally Published: October 14th, 2013; Updated: June 23rd, 2014 Will I be remembered? Will I make my mark on the world before it’s my time to exit? I’ve been asking myself these questions, and questions like it, a lot recently. Maybe it has something to do with my recent 27th birthday, the supposed “Saturn Return” […]