The Importance of Realistic Female TV Characters

xoJane recently published an article titled Hey Broad City, A Woman Doesn’t Have To Be A Hot Mess To Be Funny. It was labeled as an “unpopular opinion,” and rightfully so. In the article, Emily Gaudette complains about the way that Abbi and Ilana’s characters present themselves in Broad City as not having their love lives…

Impossible Shoes: Body Representation in Fashion

Impossible Shoes is a short fashion film by Anomalous Visuals, directed by Melodie Roulaud and art directed by Amaya Ducru Clouthier. Starring paraplegic model and artist Sophie Morgan, it explores the dichotomy of shoes that are impossible to walk in and feet that cannot walk. The film is a poetic and surreal portrait that pushes…

Lesson Learned: College Friends vs. Work Friends

During freshman year,  I became very good friends with my roommates. We were such good friends, in fact, that we remained roommates throughout our undergraduate years. Our friendship blossomed because we were open to learning about one another, shared a similar sense of humor, a love of food and Law and Order: SVU, and many other…

What Being a Journalist Means to a Woman

I am not sure what people hear–or worse, what they assume–when I say that I am interested and involved in journalism. When asked by others what I hope to pursue in my career, I am greeted with unsure looks and questioning remarks. “Journalists are becoming obsolete,” one person has said to me. “Journalists are corrupt,”…