Stand With Us: Reproductive Justice in Utah

Stand With Us is a project for the University of Utah’s Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking course, created by Grace Mathews, Sage Bennett, Meghan McGinnis, and myself. While politicians on Capitol Hill have been working to defund Planned Parenthood on a federal level, Planned Parenthood of Utah has been frequently targeted by the state as well. […]

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Sundance 2017 Favorites: Tokyo Idols

Via sundance.org This is my second year as a festival staffer for Sundance Film Festival. Due to the amount of time I will be spending working and attending films vs. writing, I am only going to be posting updates about my absolute favorite films. At 21 years old, Rio Hiiragi feels that her career is […]

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Fair Trade Product Review: Alaffia Everyday Coconut Cleansing Face Wash

I generally don’t believe in making new year’s resolutions, since they are often so easily broken and hinder making actual change. However, this year I decided that I had some long term lifestyle changes that I wanted to make regarding both our environment and how laborers are treated. After stumbling across a book called The […]

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Revisiting the Disney Princess Canon: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

via PosterTeam Although I have a general disdain both for many mainstream multiplex offerings and for corporate consumer cultures, I have an enormous soft spot for all things Disney, especially their animated feature roster. Disney revolutionized and set a high standard for the way that we enjoy animation, and despite some still-looming problematic tendencies is […]

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Comfort and Safety Tips for Nasty Women

via yourmajestyyy on tumblr This afternoon I had an afternoon with my therapist. We took a break from our usual topics and methods to talk about the fear I have been experiencing after the election results came in. My fears as a woman, my fears for my friends who have survived sexual assault and think […]

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Playlist: Rainy Days & Mondays

photo via @tvpeople on brunch Sometimes when I’m making playlists, I have a little game I like to play. I pick a song with a title that I like, and I make a playlist reflecting the atmosphere and mood the title evokes without using that initial track. Possibly some time after watching Todd Haynes’ Karen Carpenter […]

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Guitars and Sharps and Flats: Josie and the Pussycats Mini Mood Boards

via Biblioteca dos Cartoons A while back I shared a few mini mood boards featuring some of my favorite ladies from Archie Comics. This week, I’m back with more Riverdale women, specifically the three rockin’ ladies from Josie and the Pussycats. The Pussycats started appearing in comics in 1963, although they are probably best known […]

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Halloween Inspo: What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?

While Halloween is only one calendar day out of the year, I start celebrating in late September with my favorite Halloween movies, ranging from spooky and silly to downright disturbing. While my overall favorite Halloween movie is a toss-up between Beetlejuice and Rocky Horror, my favorite horror film to revisit this time of year is […]

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Roger Rabbit Disneybound

Yesterday, for the first time in almost five years, I finally got to go home. I spent the day at Disneyland with my brother and his girlfriend. When I lived in Orange County back in the day, I was a Disneyland annual passholder. I used to go about once a week. After moving, and becoming […]

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Halloween Inspo: Bitch, It’s Madonna

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and there is still time to plan a costume that isn’t Harley Quinn or one of the kids from Stranger Things! My favorite Halloween costumes tend to be pop culture inspired, typically through pop cultural iconography that has withstood the test of time, instead of whatever hot button […]

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