Les actrices françaises

It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a drawing project! This summer I’m taking French 1010, so I can work on finally finishing my bachelor’s degree. For our final project, we are supposed to write a paper making cultural comparisions between a French speaking country and the United States, and then create art related […]

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Finding Pride at Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

Last year, I spent five weeks in Genova, Italy, where I befriended the members of Gruppo Giovani Arcigay Genova.  While I was there, I interviewed several members about their involvement in the youth group, about the growing LGBTQ community in their city, and about the upcoming Liguria Pride Festival. Liguria Pride 2016 was to be Genova’s […]

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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

  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 near […]

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

  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 a […]

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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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My Chirashi Collection Display + My Favorite Chirashi

Chirashi are mini movie posters printed on sturdy paper distributed to advertise films in Japan. Side A has the theatrical poster, while Side B typically features information about the film and photos/other supplemental info. Sometimes there is an entirely different poster on the back. Due to their small size, they are easy to store and […]

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