Representation in the Media

The other day my sister sent me a screenshot of a blog that was titled “The First Live-Action Cinderella Trailer”. I was really taken back by it because I knew there was already a live action Cinderella movie. I know this because it was one of my favorite ever-princess movies.

The 1997 Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is beautifully different then any other Disney film. Cinderella was played by a black singer/actress named Brandy Norwood and also starred Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg. Continue reading Representation in the Media

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Spark a Change

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Once again this week, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram have been flooded with outrage, frustration and sadness, over the non indictment of the officer who killed Eric Garner. This was the second case we heard gain national attention within the past couple weeks that did not indict a police officer who had killed someone. But this outrage seemed different from any of the other recent cases. People were upset for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, but when we were hit with the Michael Brown case, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Continue reading Spark a Change

Black Lives Matter

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After the grand juries decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, I saw pictures of Michael Brown and emotional tweets and post about the injustice. I immediately started crying because all I could think about was this could have been my cousin, who happens to be a 18-year-old black man that is 6’5. When looking at him you see a huge guy, but he is one of the sweetest guys you would ever meet and would not hurt a fly. I saw this quote on Tumblr saying, “What is crazy about this story and all the others before. We are not looking for the killer of these young men we are trying to figure out if they deserved to die or not. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.” Continue reading Black Lives Matter

Loss of Innocence

This week I was hit with a bombshell. One of my favorite comedians / actor of my all time favorite television show, Bill Cosby, was accused of drugging and raping over seven women. When I heard this news I was in disbelief, honestly I still am. This scandal was the first celebrity story where I didn’t just write off the person after hearing a few news stories about them. This was different. This seemed personal. Like the media was attacking a family member that I love and have the upmost respect for. I grew up with this man and the thought of him doing anything like this is heartbreaking. Continue reading Loss of Innocence

The Complexity of Human Sexuality

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This week is Asexual Awareness week, so I wanted to create a post about this sexuality. I’m sure you have already heard of the terms heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and transexual but there is another very important sexuality, Asexual. Asexuality is when a person does not experience sexual attraction.

The common stigma of Asexuality is someone who is celibate and choosing not to experience sexual encounters or people who are prudes and/or are disgusted by the idea of sex. Being asexual is not a lifestyle choice, but a sexual orientation Continue reading The Complexity of Human Sexuality

Finding Inspiration

The other day I found out that Maya Angelou died. And like always when a well-known figure or celebrity dies there is an uproar on twitter and Instagram for the whole day until everyone forgets about it. But for Maya Angelou I believe it is different. I don’t think it was fake condolences I think she truly made an impact on the world while she was living, so her death was a celebration of her life and not a mourning. Continue reading Finding Inspiration

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