The university required all executive members of JMU organizations to attend a training hosted by the Center of Student Engagement. How relevant was this topic to the group it was presented to?Read More I attended JMU’s Hazing Prevention Training and Here’s What I Thought
“War. War never changes… The romans waged war to gather slaves and wealth. Spain built an empire from its lust for gold and territory. Hiltler shaped a battered Germany into an economic superpower. But war never changes.” Erickson, Gregory, and Santana, Richard W.. Religion and Popular Culture: Rescripting the Sacred, 2d Ed.. United States, McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 2016. Today, I’m going to begin […]Read More War. War Never Changes.
The release of Pixar’s Turning Red has stirred up a conversation about whether or not it is appropriate to have puberty be a subject in a children’s film. Are movies like this a step in the right direction to normalizing periods for young girls or is it too advanced for Disney’s audience?Read More Turning Red: The Importance of Normalizing Periods for Young Girls￼
My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
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 […]Read More Connecting with a Character
We often talk about the sexualization of women through the male gaze. However, we do not often talk about the ways that this interacts with race through an intersectional lens.
Does the term ‘yellow fever’ sound familiar?Read More Not Your Asian Persuasion
On Monday Night, Harrison Hall hosted a visiting scholar, Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell from the University of Denver who discussed “Monstrous Possibilities: Feminist Potentialities of Contemporary Horror”. Note 1: I define feminism as the belief that all genders should have equality Note 2: My interpretations of Dr. Calafell’s discussion may differ from their beliefs […]Read More Horror and Feminism: It’s not what you think
I love listening to hip-hop because of how trendy and fast paced the genre is. Although I think that hip-hop is the most musically progressive genre today, its definitely not the most socially progressive. Hip-hop is a boys club. It always has been, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t badass female hip-hop artists out there. […]Read More 4 Badass Female Hip-Hop Artists You Should Be Listening To
This past week, imagineherstory wrote a post about the new JMU sexual harassment and assault policy, and reading through it brought up a mix of emotions about the topic of sexual assault itself. My mom has always told me that I compartmentalize; I like to take the not-so-good parts of life, shove them in a little box, put […]Read More Playing With Gender Roles