International Women’s Day: It’s Time to End Violence Against Women
Feminism

International Women’s Day: It’s Time to End Violence Against Women

Today marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and their achievements economically, politically and socially. It’s also a call to action to ignite and inspire change. First celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911, IWD is now an official holiday in over 25 countries and celebrated with events held around the … Continue reading

‘Middle of Nowhere’: A Complicated, Transformational & Feminist Love Story
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

‘Middle of Nowhere’: A Complicated, Transformational & Feminist Love Story

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of Women and Color in Film and TV Week. I often talk about how I want to see more female-fronted films, created by female filmmakers, including women of color on-screen and behind the camera. I want complex, strong, intelligent, resilient, vulnerable, flawed women characters. I want more realistic … Continue reading

‘Yelling to the Sky’: Gender, Race and a Girl Struggling to Survive Her Chaotic Homelife
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

‘Yelling to the Sky’: Gender, Race and a Girl Struggling to Survive Her Chaotic Homelife

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of Women of Color in Film and TV Week. Yelling to the Sky struck a visceral chord with me. I related to it in a way I often don’t with films. I’m not a biracial woman growing up impoverished, who turns to selling drugs as a means of … Continue reading