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No Damsel: How one artist re-imagined classic Disney character’s for the modern era.

Artist Dorian Lynde creates alternative iconography for young girls with her No Damsel exhibit at CAM Raleigh. Portraying alternative identities for women that aren’t one dimensional, regressive or reductive and are impossible to ignore is Lynde’s overall goal for the exhibit. “It’s my hope that these images can inspire women. I’m particularly eager for younger audiences to experience…

Beauty and the Bully: Are We As Society Rewarding Bullies and Encouraging Victim Shaming, Instead of the Other Way Around? 

This post is not for the faint of heart, and it may be triggering to some. So this is your warning.  If you are a long time reader of this blog, then you know that I am passionate about everything I write about. Whether it’s a movie, a slice of pizza or just owning your…

Black Lives Matter

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place…