A Girl of Color’s Today: Grown-ish

Spoiler Alert Grown-ish is the show of the moment– or at least it is among all of the girls of color I hang out with. Everyone has an opinion on Aaron’s rat tail or how Luca wears his locks “artistically.” I even had an entire group chat devoted to discussing Zoey’s boy choices in the … Continue reading

How Black Panther Empowers a Generation

On February 16th, 2018, the film Black Panther of Marvel Studios debuted in theatres across the country. In light of the tense political atmosphere of today’s society and the abundance of hate and ignorance being displayed, cinema truly has the power to positively impact audiences and emphasize the value of diversity in our culture. The … Continue reading

Why Team USA’s Diversity Matters

While watching Team USA during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, I was on the edge of my seat. There were a whopping 242 athletes proudly walking in, the most of any nation ever. On top of that, the group was very diverse, boasting 108 women, the largest amount internationally. Eleven African-Americans and … Continue reading

Why Liu Yifei’s Casting in Mulan’s Live Action Remake is so Significant

As teenagers in contemporary society, we have too often witnessed prevalent injustices in Hollywood’s cinematic industry. And the history of Hollywood’s injustices echoes a deep truth that has been neglected to be acknowledged until now.  For decades, roles of POC, especially Asian characters, would be assigned to white actors, who would then stereotype minorities for … Continue reading

“Shero”: First Hijab-Wearing Barbie

In our world today, the hijab is a controversial topic. Many Americans argue that it is oppressive and unpatriotic, while others see it as a reflection of tradition, heritage, and religion. Despite negative opinions, Mattel has decided to make the Barbie family a little more diverse. In 2018, Mattel will be debuting its first hijab-wearing … Continue reading