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The Key to Better Communication

Communication is key in practically everything. Have you ever gotten frustrated because your significant other didn’t pick up on your hints? Have you ever had a great idea, but couldn’t manage to get it heard? Have you ever had problems with people not responding to important emails? If you could relate to any of those…
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Balancing Divine Feminine Energy When You’ve Been Neglecting It

Capitalism, materialism, and perfectionism can weigh us down, especially in the fast-paced world we live. In turn, it can be incredibly easy to neglect the most important thing, ourselves. Ignoring yourself, as you may know, leaves feelings of a foggy brain, messy spaces, disorganization, sadness, anger, and maybe even feelings of incompleteness. Our bodies will…
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How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Body

‘You are unique and special’– we hear people say that but may not always believe it. Every day we see individuals with attributes that we wish we had. It can be challenging to be confident in your body and love yourself. This instance starts as early as your childhood; you didn’t like your freckles or…
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Creating a Budget

The Beginner’s Guide To Creating a Budget Budget time! Exciting, right? Alright, I know it seems daunting, but don’t we all have those things that we really want and need to save up for? There are tons of articles and posts about how to create the perfect budget, but this one is different. I’m going…
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Is “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” Really Pro-Feminism?

Why can’t women be sexually incentive the same way males can be? When you see a video of women partaking in some form of sexual activity, they are labeled as a slut, easy, or are belittled in other ways— but males are boasted and praised for being sexually active. In many ways, this is used…
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Looking from The Inside: “The Outsiders”

The Outsiders is a film that’s narrated by a 14-year-old boy. He lives with his older brothers after their parents die in a car accident. The three live in a not-so-good neighborhood and are all apart of a gang, The Greasers. This film reminds me of, Rebel Without a Cause, because it displays how without…
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Pariah

In the African American household, people don’t talk about the fact of being gay. This happens especially within these religious households. The reasons behind this are because black families live by social structures that the church set and fear being scrutinized by church-goers, friends, and family, or neighbors. They may know that a family member…
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The Virgin Suicides

If you are a woman who is reading this blog, and you’ve ever experienced a moment to where you felt subjected to the sculpting of the male gaze, raise your hand? (Raises hand). Yup! Even I have felt this way, and I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because it is a conversation that needs to…
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Mean Girls

Every year, social media celebrates the infamous 2004 film, Mean Girls. They do this by posting memes and quoting famous quotes like “She doesn’t even go here,” “It’s so fetch,” and “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” Though this film is hilarious, catchy, and popular, it is an excellent example of how teenagers create social hierarchies…
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Carrie

I am an all-time fan of supernatural shows and movies, but what I’ve realized while taking this class is that story writers and producers will portray a woman’s emotions as destructive because they often connect their supernatural powers to their feelings. Shelly Stamp talks about this instance within her publication, Horror, Femininity, and Carrie’s Monstrous…
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