The Lineage of Stones
From the rough cut black boulders to the salt-soaked sand, the water washes back down. Retrieved, only to be pushed up the lineage again by unrest waves from miles away. Sand. Pebbles. Stones. Boulders. The coast is silent, only tickled by the childlike giggle of the blue-grey ripples. Her feet quiver as she balances breathlessly between the ancient smooth rocks and fresh-cut youths, longing to feel the softness of the sand. Her feet, marked by purple razor cuts on her ankles from her blossom years of shaving and blue bruises from decades of forced high heel parading. Her feet, that held her above the coal of a bonfire; dared by defiance from men who didn’t trust her judgement. Who didn’t listen to her voice. Who didn’t look above her chest. And so she made them scream. Her feet, blessed with impenetrable tough skin on her heels that people call cave-like, protecting her from heat and crabs playing hide and seek.
An Ode to Resilience | Brooke Trantor on ED Recovery, Being Vulnerable, and Telling Personal Stories to Help Others
TW: Open conversation around eating disorders, recovery, and fear of relapse. Brooke Trantor has always been an actor, but it was until she began seeing her peers venture into the art of filmmaking that she started to think to herself that maybe she, too, could do it. About seven years ago, she joined an acting community in L.A.; John Rosenfeld Studios, and John, the coach, had begun hosting small film festivals within the studio so that the actors could become more confident in their craft.
Finally, an Accurately Awkward Representation of Being 15 | Ginny & Georgia Review
Ginny & Georgia is Netflix’s latest drama-comedy series focused on a single young mom and her fifteen-year-old daughter living in a small town. Now, if you immediately thought of Gilmore Girls, I will have to ask you to stop because that shallow logline is pretty much where the similarities end.
Representation in Romantic Movies – From Modern Classics to Hidden Gems
Valentine’s day may have passed, but the love hasn’t. The romance genre (especially rom-coms) has for a long time been targeted towards white, straight, women, and has thus been, in the mainstream, focused on white, straight, love stories.
You Are Not a Failure | Reflections on a Life in the Arts
We live in a world where an algorithm determines our value as a human being and how many points in our Insights it gives us. With apps like TikTok ravaging our eyes and attention, it seems like everyone is not only trying but are encouraged, to reach some level of fame. What started as a way of connecting with friends and family, is no longer that, but an entirely new entertainment platform.
The Sound of Birds in the Morning and Crickets at Night
Wednesday, January 1st 2020 happy new year! finally. good things have happened, no doubt about it. but it has also been such a stressful year. so, i’m ready for change. i’m ready to get a job, pursue that higher education, take care of my mental health, be more social, travel and be with my family more, and god, i would love to go to south africa with ben again. i know that i usually always talk shit about new years resolutions (it's literally just another day), but, for whatever reason, i just have so much hope for 2020, and so many goals that i am looking forward to accomplishing! you hear that? i’m full of positivity, even with a raging hangover. im gonna make this year my bitch.
Lupin Review: THIS is How You Revive a Classic
Set in modern Paris, Netflix newest hit series Lupin follows the professional gentleman thief and con man - Assane Diop (Omar Sy). He is the only son of Senegalese immigrant Babakar Diop. The series spans across timelines as we find out Assane’s background and motivation for his elaborate plots.
Changing the Narrative: Mental Health Awareness in Film & Fiction | Statistics & Solutions
TRIGGER WARNING: In-depth talk of suicide, depression, eating disorders and other mental health conditions. 1 in 4 people experience a diagnosable mental health issue every year in the U.S. and U.K. Around eight hundred thousand people die by suicide every year - it is estimated that for each person who dies from suicide, another 20 attempts to do the same. Suicide is also the leading cause of death for men between 18-50: