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LET’S BREAK DOWN LATINDAD: IT’S NOT AS SIMPLE AS WE’D LIKE IT TO BE

The term ‘Latinidad’ is now often used to reference the attributes that are shared by people from Latin America. It is a controversial concept that was born in the academia institutions of the United States, similar to the newly created term Latinx. Our respondent - Camilo Carranza Callejas, who has...

AWENG ADE CHUOL AND THE QUEERNESS OF MODELS

THE JOURNEY TO INDUSTRY ACCEPTANCE Sudanese supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol’s brazen love for her wife Alexus Ade-Chuol has created a remarkable cover for the January 2021 issue of Elle UK. In grand defiance of the vicious homophobia that has challenged their marriage, the Ade-Chuol couple has awed readers with their passionate...

MEGAN THEE STALLION X FASHION NOVA

WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN MIDST THIS FASHION FIASCO What happened, who’s at fault, and how fast fashion brands can do better to support Black designers The Recap In November, Megan Thee Stallion launched her body-inclusive and tall girl friendly capsule collection with Fashion Nova. The collaboration, influenced by her Texas roots,...

A VERY AFRO-VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

CULTURALLY DIVERSE HOLIDAY MAGIC Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey has emerged as an instant holiday classic. It tells the magical tale of a toymaker whose love for invention is revitalized by his visiting granddaughter. This new musical has captured the hearts of viewers with its whimsical aura. One quality that...

IWÁJÚ ON DISNEY+

THE UNSUNG NEW HERO OF DISNEY'S STREAMING GIANT On December 10th, Disney held its annual Disney Investor Day, unveiling a smorgasbord of new films, tv shows, and projects for 2021 and beyond that left fans hungry for what is to come. The event made one thing very clear: the future...

WHY FEMINIST ROLE MODELS?

WHAT MAKES THEM SO IMPORTANT? Growing up in the digital age can be tough for many children. On top of the traditional pushing of societal gender norms on children, there is also the unmentioned urge to find someone to look up to. Although children wanting to look up to...

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’S NEW MASK

DERRICK DAVIS ON THE POINT OF NO RETURN  Does art mimic life, or does life mimic art? Generations have explored this question as it pertains to society, culture, and emotional expression. In 2020, however, the Phantom of the Opera’s reclusive lifestyle and modest face gear reach a new level of...

SUPERWOMAN AND THE DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

THE STIGMATIZATION AND ROMANTICISM OF WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS RACE When we examine America’s views on women, especially Black women, and mental health, we might see condescension and fascination before any real empathy. America’s response is both a result and reinforcer of male dominance and white supremacy. Thus, it is...

FEMALE ARTISTS CRITICIZED FOR BEING VULGAR

THEIR NECKS! THEIR BACKS! With the summer release of WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, the ongoing discussion of female vulgarity has come to the surface once again.  The song explicitly discusses ways the two want to be satisfied sexually, causing an uproar all over social media for its...

FASHION NOVA AND THE SEXULIZATION OF CHILDREN

HOW TO WE DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN HIGHLY FASHIONABLE AND HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE? “Trendy fits for the stylish kid”—that is how Fashion Nova described the children’s line launched in late September. Social media users instantly criticized the line, with many referring to the clothing as “scary” and “sexualized.” Concerned parents deemed the collection...