In early October, one of my favorite bands of all time, The Avett Brothers, released a new album titled “Closer Than Together”. The album offers fans a handful of songs that, while not ripped directly from the headlines, nevertheless offer damning commentary on some of the more appalling aspects of America circa 2019. One of the […]Read More Men respecting women in music???
As Sunday scaries have inevitably set in and the dread of upcoming assignments has fogged the lens that allow us to see what is most important; curating the best pregame playlist a Thursday night has ever seen. As a night out approaches, and the sprint to get ready is in full force, those songs that […]Read More Girls’ Night Out Anthems 2019
Since 2011, The Lady Jane has been a staple of Historic Downtown Harrisonburg, and at the helm is Sara Christensen, local small business owner. I got her to spill the tea about life, passion, intersectionality, and entrepreneurship. Find out what advice she has for young ambitious women based on her personal experiences. (Via @theladyjaneshop on […]Read More Entrepreneurial Empowerment: An Interview with the Lady Jane
I would like to believe that everyone has heard of bell hooks, but the truth is, a lot of people have not. And if you asked me a month ago, I would have been just as much in the dark as many other people. So with a “love slap” and a little push, I read […]Read More “Feminism is for Everybody” a bell hooks book review
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
A grocery store chicken wrapped in plastic is fished from a trashcan and thrown to a little red-headed kid. A young woman spontaneously riding in a pick-up truck with a group of oil-workers who sneer when she asks “if they’re rich.” A van filled mostly with white kids in baseball caps, tank-tops, and metal neck […]Read More “American Honey” review: A lost America through the perspective of a lost girl