Early November last year we were gifted with the gem that is the film Lady Bird. After hearing raving reviews about the movie, and pouring over the trailer and interviews, I knew I needed to get myself to the theater. Lady Bird exceeded my expectations. This movie being directed by Greta Gerwig presents an accurate portrayal of a young girl in her senior year of high school who goes by the name Lady Bird. You see Lady Bird tackle relationships, family, friendships and school;
Illustration by Maia Boakye Women make 51% of the U.S. population.
As of 2017, only 21% of TV shows have casts with more female than male characters.
Wayward Sisters will have 6 female leads. One of the most popular television series with a large fanbase is CW’s Supernatural, a fantasy horror series featuring two brothers who travel across the country hunting demons and spirits. The show has been going for 13 seasons and plans on continuing. Although Supernatural is a great
Photos courtesy of #fempowerathon Books that empower us. In the BookTube community there are many events called ‘read-a-thons’ that are hosted all year long where BookTubers set a time frame of a few days or a week to read as many books as possible about a specific topic, but BookTube has never seen a read-a-thon like this before. #FEMPOWERATHON is a read-a-thon with the sole purpose to read feminist books or books that feature powerful women and/or diversity. #FEMPOWERATHON
Photos by Nahomy Ortiz-Garcia bloom by Enya Best is a book I didn't know I needed. bloom by Enya Best is a magnificent self-published free verse poetry book that explores three chapters of the writer’s life. This collection hit me hard in the best way possible. The three chapters touch on topics like first love, heartbreak, physical and mental abuse and self love. My poetic side thoroughly enjoyed this short read, with only 91 pages of glorious, impactful, interpretive poems.
Photo courtesy of Alayna Fender “Hey guys *cough*!” is Alayna Fender’s well-known intro to her videos on her channel MissFenderr. Because June is Pride month, we thought it would be cool to chat with some creatives in the LGBTQ+ community. Today, we’re talking with YouTuber Alayna Fender. Alayna has been on YouTube for 6 years, tackling topics such as sexuality, gender, mental health and more! One of her more popular videos on her channel come from her ‘I don’t Bi it’ series
Illustration by Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok Superhero Equality. In an industry that is predominantly male-dominated by people like Stan Lee, Alan Moore, and Neal Adams, artists like Dawn Griffin and Kari L. Smith help give female comic book artists the much needed credit they deserve. This past Wizard World Comic Con I was introduced to comic book artists Dawn Griffin who has created series like Zorphbert and Fred and Abby’s Adventures, and I was also introduced to Kari L. Smit
Photo courtesy of Emma Giordano These topics are not plot twists, we don’t experience these negative parts of life to forward a story, and I feel they should not be used as such in literature. With the recent release of the popular Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why (Interview with Ajiona Alexus, Sheri on 13 Reasons Why: coming soon), I started thinking about how important mental health representation is in both TV and literature, the representation on these media platfor
Photo courtesy of: Jennifer Atilemile 25-year-old Jennifer Atilemile is an Australian and French model. Jennifer’s mother is Australian and her father is from a French island called Réunion which is rich in both African and Indian heritage, two heritages Jennifer identifies with. Jennifer has wanted to be a model ever since she was 15-years-old, “I just thought it looked so glamorous”. Around the second season of Australia’s Next Top Model, Jennifer decided to try out, “While
All photos courtesy of: Michelle Mussoni and Rubber City Cosplay. “Sometimes it feels like we’re more objects than artists.” -Mogchelle. Conventions like Wizard World Comic Con give fans from all over the world an outlet to talk about the shows and characters that they love, and sometimes dress as. Cosplay is the practice of making or buying pieces of clothing and props to look like a specific character. It began to become popular in the 1990s and the passion for cosplay is s
Banner courtesy of Sarah Skinner Music Only a couple of months after our interview with 18 year old rising indie pop singer, Sarah Skinner, for our Girls Who Make Art series, we are very proud to announce the release of Sarah’s debut single: Nostalgia. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah is an incredible singer who presents heartbreak, self-realization, the pursuit of her dreams and her own growth as an individual through music. According to Sarah, Nostalgia is meant to be a
Photo Courtesy of: Brittany Marie and Beaufresh Media Youtuber Brittany Marie is the creator of the beauty YouTube channel GettingPretty. Brittany has been uploading videos to her YouTube channel for over 3 years now, as the years have gone by her channel has grown more and more every year, now Brittany is currently at over 180,000 subscribers! On her channel Brittany uploads makeup tutorials, DIYs, routine videos and more! Today Brittany shares with us some of her future goa
Collage by Romi Geller On January 21st, 2017, we made history, and it was only the beginning. The women’s march was a highly anticipated protest that brought attention to women’s rights around the globe. Originally to take place in Washington, D.C., news of the march ignited a rippling effect globally and inspired over 673 "sister marches" in and outside of the United States. Millions of intersectional feminist of all gender, class, religion, and sexual orientation took to th