A Deeper Understanding of How The Manchester Attack Targeted Girlhood

During the digital maelstrom of what was social media users responding in shock and confusion at the Manchester Arena tragedy (that happened after Ariana Grande wrapped a concert as a part of her Dangerous Woman U.K. tour) one of the tweets I saw was from Jill Filipovic, author of the book, H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness. In a stern tone, she asked all of us to not find it … Continue reading A Deeper Understanding of How The Manchester Attack Targeted Girlhood

What Princess Leia Meant To A 10-Year-Old Girl Back In 1997 #StarWars40

Girl power was at an all-time high in 1997. The zeitgeist of The Spice Girls and their debut album Spice was more powerful than any pop culture enthusiast could’ve imagined. There was also the arrival of the Lilith Fair, becoming the first all-female artist and band festival, created by the sedative Sarah McLachlan. (Though it mainly consisted of folk-pop/alternative music. The fest thankfully diversified the next two … Continue reading What Princess Leia Meant To A 10-Year-Old Girl Back In 1997 #StarWars40

In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. It was a magical decade in which an explosion … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today