“No and other words of female empowerment” is a book of poems by Sheryl Steinem that influenced my Atavist presentation of the same name. This collection of poems came into my life at the perfect time and inspired me to look into the work of other poets. With graduation being right around the corner, I […]Read More No and other words of female empowerment
Every year James Madison University hosts “The Clothesline Project” somewhere on campus. The event is put on to bring attention to how prevalent sexual assault is on college campuses as well as at home. I’ve been to the event a few times during my college career, but every year it hits home a little harder. […]Read More The Clothesline Project
Here’s a fact: the world gets better when women thrive. When our mothers, sisters, and girl friends do well, society improves. When women get involved in male-dominated industries, things change— new perspectives are seen and women feel themselves being represented. The music industry has recently been representational of both males and females when it comes […]Read More Who is Karena Evans?
As sort of a ~part 2~ to my last post, I’d like to dive deeper into women in positions of power. We all know the female boss stigma. She’s not a leader, she’s a bitch. She’s not smart, she’s a know-it-all. Let’s face it—women (and people of color) in leadership positions have always been […]Read More Women in Power
Misogyny is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the hatred of women.” It comes in many different forms. When I think of misogyny, a plethora of things come to mind—most of them being loud, outward displays of sexism (I’m thinking when “preachers” come and stand on college campuses and shout about how women belong in the kitchen, […]Read More Casual Misogyny
For those of you who didn’t watch the Oscars, Frances McDormand won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017). She’s always been known to be outspoken and quirky—not sharing much about her private life ever she got her cinematic debut in Blood Simple (1984), which […]Read More Inclusion Riders and Their Importance
Today marks one week until the 90th annual Oscars ceremony! As a person who lives and breathes all things cinema, I’m extremely excited to tune in and see if my Oscar predictions are correct. Though the Oscars have always been about entertainment, they have also been a point of controversy. Back in 2016, we saw […]Read More All Things Oscars