If you haven't seen Sundance's Cleverman, I don't know what you are doing with your life. Now let me begin by acknowledging that I am predisposed to like this show. It features a multi-ethnic cast, with an aboriginal lead. It weaves aboriginal folklore and culture into the storyline and it's not a "hood-tastic" look at... Continue Reading →
It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge #NationalComingOutDay and #FreedomForGirls, and #DayOfTheGirl with this little nugget of motherly wisdom from Mayim Bialik and the re-release of Freedom from Queen Bey herself. Let's face it people, the power that we have traditionally handed over to men has been a recipe for disaster. "Power corrupts" isn't just... Continue Reading →
Good writers are usually pretty decent readers. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule. There are some pretty successful writers who were avid video game players and only knew how to read cheat codes. There are some pretty decent writers who are movie buffs, channeling their love of movie magic into the written word.... Continue Reading →
I don’t usually recommend books or reblog book reviews but this one caught my eye and I had to share. Even if you don’t call yourself a feminist, if you believe in the social, economic, and political EQUALITY of women and girls then this books is a great one for all of the little girls in your life.
The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim is a beautifully illustrated 16 page picture book for young readers. Although the book’s audience is of school age the message is profound and resonates with females of all ages. A must read book in schools as it introduces feminist mindset early on.
The tale is about a little girl you tries to live up to the constantly changing standards that girls face, as soon as she changes, the standards are changed once again. The girl is made to feel sorry even though she is only following along with instructions. She can never win. The ending is simple but beautiful.
The book is so accurate in highlighting the double standards that girls are subjected to from a very young age. These ridiculous standards carry on all the way to adulthood.
It gives a stark reminder to parents and caregivers, that what…
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Time for a little shameless self-promotion here. I am currently working on completing "The Good Husband" on Wattpad right now. I have been writing and reading on Wattpad for quite some time now. I really enjoy it as the social interaction acts as an encouragement to keep writing. I love seeing people enjoying my idea in... Continue Reading →
Sometimes it takes a Brit. That's all I can say about this wonderful interview between Russel Brand and the amazing author/journalist Gary Younge. There is too much grief associated with the latest mass shooting that has dominated our headlines for me to say anything meaningful at this moment. It is especially galling for me as... Continue Reading →
I watched another man die on Twitter today. His name is Patrick Harmon. I don't know much about him, except that he had a warrant and was trying to run away when the cops wanted to arrest him. I don't know anything about how he lived but I know exactly how he died. I know... Continue Reading →
If the appalling nature of the talk coming out of the White House regarding Puerto Rico relief efforts is shocking to you then I am here to tell you that this is nothing new. We don't call them "colonies" anymore, but the US has millions and millions of people who live under "American, but... Continue Reading →
I suck at writing. Often, I go days without working on any projects or assignments. I feel as though my words have dried up in my head and even stringing together a sentence feels taxing. Objectively I know that the more you write the better your writing gets. I have been writing long enough to know... Continue Reading →