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A collection of essays

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Incredibles 2 is our first real feminist superhero blockbuster (and yes, I’ve seen Wonder Woman)

Incredibles 2 is our first real feminist superhero blockbuster (and yes, I’ve seen Wonder Woman)

Don’t worry, no spoilers! Let me start off by saying that Wonder Woman portrays an important show of feminism for a blockbuster film. However, I thought the empowering nature of the film was distorted by its predictable storyline and overused tropes. I still think Wonder […]

Big Mouth and Challenging the Dialogue of Consent

Big Mouth and Challenging the Dialogue of Consent

In the world of cartoons there is a myriad of options to choose from. However, they mainly fall into two categories, crude or kid-friendly. Big Mouth certainly falls under the former. The creators of and voices for Big Mouth, Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg brought […]

John Green and the gift of learning and empathy in TFIOS

John Green and the gift of learning and empathy in TFIOS

Literature Major At university, I studied English Literature and as you may assume, I happened upon my fair share of pretentiousness. For the most part, I could grit my teeth and think happy thoughts. Sometimes, however, it truly bothered me. “As long we don’t study […]

Pearl and Femininity in Steven Universe

Pearl and Femininity in Steven Universe

Steven Universe is unlike any other cartoon or ‘kids’ TV show. Femininity shines as a foundational pillar of the characters, music and animation. It’s also become a beacon for LGBTQ teens and young adults. There is so much going on in this show, it’s overwhelming. […]

The Knife of Never Letting Go and Rethinking Masculinity

The Knife of Never Letting Go and Rethinking Masculinity

*If you intend to read this fabulous novel in the future, perhaps leave this article for later* The Knife of Never Letting Go reshapes and grapples with preconceived ideas of masculinity in heroes. Young Adult fiction has tremendous power, shaping the minds of the younger […]

Do we free the nipple? That is the wrong question

Do we free the nipple? That is the wrong question

I recently hosted a pool party where I wore a one-piece swim suit. Yeah, I know what you must be thinking, how is this news, right? To me it was. It is. It’s news that the one-piece suit I wore covered everything an olympic swimsuit […]

Lána Global Fashion Launch Party

Lána Global Fashion Launch Party

Need a perfect outfit for your friend’s 21st? How about a work office party, or for Christmas Day? Don’t rush to the shops and purchase an overly priced dress that you’ll only wear for one weekend; instead, hire something that suits your style on Lana. […]

Hooray! It’s Todd: How Todd remains content

Hooray! It’s Todd: How Todd remains content

Todd Chavez finds true happiness in his life by living outside of – what I call – cultural simulation. We see this in how Todd comes out as asexual, his relationship with Bojack and his own self-awareness. The creators paint Todd throughout the show as […]

Interview with sustainable fashion queen, Edda Hamar

Interview with sustainable fashion queen, Edda Hamar

How has your own style altered throughout the years of working in fashion? When I started Undress Runways, I was wearing a lot of really colourful vintage. At the time I was still learning a lot about sustainable fashion and I definitely found that going […]

Hopefully Unusual 2018 New Years Resolutions

Hopefully Unusual 2018 New Years Resolutions

It’s late January, but hey? I was procrastinating. New Years Eve is upon us and it’s time to reflect and idly think about how we want to hopefully improve the coming year. There is a theme to this list: it’s a list about expanding our […]