Comfort and Safety Tips for Nasty Women

  This afternoon I had a session 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 that nobody will […]

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Playlist: Rainy Days & Mondays

  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 biopic, Superstar, Rainy […]

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

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 for their Hanna-Barbera Saturday […]

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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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I Am Doll Parts

I Am Doll Parts was written in early 2015 as an assignment for a gender studies course. Initially, we were all asked to write papers about our ‘gender journeys’, about what our gender identities mean to us and how these ideas about our identities were formed. From there, we were asked to adapt our essays […]

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Bathing Beauties: A Guide to Treating Yourself and Self Care

I love being feminine. While on one hand I realize that society has conditioned me to say that pink is my favorite color, to be concerned about my appearance, and to be invested in the ideas and aesthetics of romance, these are all things I can enjoy while acknowledging their problems. Being feminine does not […]

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Mini Mood Boards: Archie Comics

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been kind ofย obsessed with Archie Comics lately. I love how older issues are perfect time capsules of the decades they were published in, especially in terms of Betty and Veronica’s fashion choices. I also love how groundbreaking the franchise has been in terms of LGBTQ representation. Not only were we […]

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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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