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Halloween Inspiration From Twin Peaks Cosplayers Of Color

With summer firmly in the rearview mirror and autumn’s pumpkins spicing up our beverages and wardrobe tones, it’s finally every grown-up kid’s Read...
Sezin Koehler    |   10.17.17   |   SHARE
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Genre fiction is all about knowing what has been written in the canon previously, what current trends are, what audiences are excited about, and what hasn’t yet been done.

Why Diverse Genre Fiction Is Important, And How To Get It Right

Diverse genre fiction shares a lot in common with diverse literature, in that a lot of the challenges are the same. We still have to ask a lot of Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.17.17   |   SHARE
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The Disney Channel Is Slowly Creating A Home For Imperfect Moms Of Color

Watching these shows as a black mother made me question where similar options were for mothers of color. Surprisingly, I found them on the Disney Read...
Shannon Miller    |   08.3.17   |   SHARE
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Girls Trip Is For Every Girl Who's Ever Had A #Squad

Girls Trip is such an authentic portrayal of friendship and adventure — and for once, it is from the perspective of an ensemble cast of hilarious Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   07.26.17   |   SHARE
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Where Are All The Fat Women In The Handmaid’s Tale?

Given that the only requirement to be forced into handmaiden-hood is fertility, I find it quite strange that I have seen not one handmaid who looks Read...
Rebecca Bodenheimer    |   05.24.17   |   SHARE
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Tracey is allowed the space to make dumb mistakes. (Image: YouTube/ E4)

"Chewing Gum" Matters, And Here's Why

From the stunningly brilliant mind of Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum follows the cringe-worthy hijinks of Tracey — a spirited, sheltered young woman Read...
Shannon Miller    |   04.13.17   |   SHARE
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World, Meet Julia: Sesame Street Introduces New Character With Autism

Over the years, Sesame Street has been a pioneer in holding up a mirror to the lived experiences of children and giving them a friendly Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
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Can Leaving Me Out Of "Girls" Be A Good Thing? 

Over the years, Girls has been both praised and skewered for its niche portrayal of urban twenty-something life. I binged all the episodes last week Read...
Sherry Yang    |   03.6.17   |   SHARE
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