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.

A Whole New … World? Aladdin Song About Sex, Childhood Effectively Ruined

Caution: I’m about to ruin some childhoods. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS OMGREVELATION? “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin is totally about foreplay. Don’t believe me? Sing along and really think about the lyrics (and your first time losing your V card or delivering/receiving a handy/blowie) as I break it down: . I can […]

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 […]

Ruby Slippers, Western Stampin’ Ken, and A Whole Lotta #Diva

Originally Published: August 28th, 2013; Updated: June 24th, 2014 I had a MAJOR gaypiphany¬†the other day, like I often do when I’m reminiscing about my childhood. Gayphiphany: How did everyone NOT know I was gay by the time I reached 7? And if they did, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME? Disclaimer: this is SO stereotypical. […]

QWEARY

YOU GUYS! I’ve coined a new word: QWEARY! que¬∑ry (noun) a¬†question;¬†an¬†inquiry. mental¬†reservation;¬†doubt. (Otherwise known as: EVERYTHING a writer has AT ALL TIMES) an¬†inquiry¬†from¬†a¬†writer¬†to¬†an¬†editor¬†of¬†a¬†magazine,¬†newspaper,¬†etc.,¬†regarding the¬†acceptability¬†of or¬†interest¬†in¬†an¬†idea¬†for¬†an¬†article,¬†news¬†story,¬†or¬†the¬†like:¬†usually¬†presented¬†in¬†the¬†form¬†of¬†a¬†letter that¬†outlines¬†or¬†describes¬†the¬†projected¬†piece¬†a literary agent begging for seeking representation for their completed novel. (verb) to¬†ask¬†or¬†inquire¬†about: (See: representation for a totally awesome YA novel!) to¬†question¬†as¬†doubtful¬†or¬†obscure:¬†to¬†query¬†a¬†statement. (See: me totally questioning my ability to write […]