Written by Clarke Rose and originally published in her “Sex and Roses” Blog I sat in my Gender & Health class today as these two girls presented on FGM. Long story short they go on to defend the process and say the women who have had this “procedure” feel empowered and more feminine and pure. Yes, this is sometimes the case. Yes, it is so important to recognise the cultural associations with FGM, and not as a white westerner just go,… Read More

This Is America

This is America: The Art We’re Seeing in a Post-Trumpalyptic World On May 5 (ironically a day where many Americans appropriate the culture of many Mexicans to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo), the musician Childish Gambino released the music video for his new song titled “This is America”. If you haven’t seen it yet – go watch immediately – then return back here for some cultural analysis. Another important piece of recommended watching with this article is one of the many… Read More

Making History

It’s no secret that a “blue wave” is set to hit the U.S. Senate and Congress come November 2018 – if the fervent activism we’ve been seeing in the US stays strong. However, the wave is looking more rainbow and brown as well, not just blue. Many elections – both state and federal – are making history. Two inspiring examples come from Massachusetts and Georgia. For example, the Georgia made history by nominating the first woman of color from a… Read More

Dream Phone :: Reece Thompson

We recently spoke with Canadian actor, Reece Thompson, about his early years as a child star, his subsequent career in acting, and the status of women in the entertainment industry. Here’s a little of our chat together.. when did you first start acting? age 10 SZ :: I understand that your family got you involved into entertainment industry via their existing involvement. What can you tell me about their role in your break into entertainment? RT :: I was already… Read More