"The media (and politicians) is/are so quick to pick up the mental illness scapegoat because it/they know(s) that people need to blame the tragedy on something" - Mike Hedrick
REMEMBER, THIS IS A REPOST FOR AN UPCOMING ARTICLE REGARDING THIS ONE. THIS WAS WRITTEN OCTOBER 2015. ALL INTERVIEWEES ARE FROM LEE UNIVERSITY.
Alia showed up on my discovery Instagram page about a month ago. Alia is a very fashionable human, and being a fashion enthusiast myself, I wanted to follow her. It was a pleasant surprise to find that she was also someone involved in the film industry.
Opening with a scene set on a snowy Boston night 1976, in a police station, the audience listens to a conversation between a lawyer and a cop about the molestation charges toward a priest, him and his victim are somewhere in the station. Not much later we see the priest walking out of the station, he is free and the victim is most likely feeling imprisoned in his own mind not to feel heard for many years.
She was stern, she was smart and cunning, she cared for her people among all else, she refused to be tricked or used, and she was The Virgin Queen. Queen Elizabeth 1 did not pop out of the ground one day with all of her knowledge, characteristics, and political savvy that made her great, she was born and through her childhood and young adult life she learned these things and her character was molded, helping her in her reign. Not much is said on Elizabeth’s childhood and young adult life before she took the throne, so maybe a deeper look at Elizabeth’s younger years will help explain her older ones just a bit more.
Cleopatra. Name brings up many words: seductress, selfish, mistress, harlot, and many other negative words. What about smart or great ruler? Yes, she might have died without insuring her country's independence, but she did all she could to try to accomplish it. She was wickedly intelligent and knew how to use her feminine ways to get what she wanted. If Caesar had not died she could have accomplished all she wanted for herself and for her people. Cleopatra was truly one of the greatest pharaohs of Egypt. She had the makings of a great world conqueror and general, always thinking ahead, knowing her opponent, and being intelligible. And as said in The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time “it was both her desire and ambition that made her the Queen of Kings.”