Are you real?

Social media has allowed everyone the platform to create their ideal life, representing themselves and everything they do as “perfect”. The psychological definition of social media is “online services which encourage their users to digitise and publicly share previously private personal information”.  When I first started using social media in eighth grade, I remember how excited […]

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Where are all the women?

Over the weekend I attended the induction ceremony at JMU for Upsilon Pi Epsilon which is the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. My boyfriend was among the students who were inducted into the society, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have had a reason to be the ceremony. As I looked around the […]

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What does cyberfeminism mean?

Cyberfeminism was coined in the 1990s by feminists who were interested in theorizing and critiquing the internet and new media technologies through a feminist lens.  Cyberfeminism is an approach that explores the relationships within cyberspace. The term came out of ‘third-wave‘ feminism, which followed the movements of the ‘second-wave’ feminism of the 1970s that focused […]

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Connecting with a Character

When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]

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The Silver Lining

Last Saturday, one day into Donald Trump’s presidency, I was feeling pretty down. Not even posts on social media from the Women’s March were able to make me feel much better. So I decided to sit down with a positivity journal my dad got me for Christmas to see if it would help at all. The […]

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