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Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

Clichés tend to crop up at the difficult crossroads of our lives, a verbal barrier constructed to put distance between ourselves and whatever complex emotion we’re grappling with. We lean on them because they connect us to a lineage of like-minded people; they lack creativity,

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

As innovatively explosive as the podcast scene is right . now, the best of the best are the shows that draw life from the genre’s roots: audio journalism. Welcome to Night Vale reignited the podcast spark, but it was Serial’s investigative reporting that would later

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

This week’s blasphemy: I like the new Beauty and the Beast more than I like the original. I won’t argue the live-action version is a perfect piece of filmmaking that usurped the place of a classic in my heart—Beauty and the Beast always ranked low

Feminist Listicle // Taylor Kirby

He sleeps/leaves me alone for 22 hours a day He won’t be traumatized because I named him Darcy, even though he has every right to be It’s socially acceptable to lock him in a cage in public He doesn’t die when he falls off the

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

A few weeks ago, I was trying to write a piece about subverting societal expectations, the condensed version of which reads like this: for as long as I can remember, I’ve never wanted to get married or have kids. My Barbies were more likely to die

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

As binge watching changed how audiences interacted with television, so too did it change how television was produced. A few years ago, I was complaining to my manager about how I wasn’t falling in love with Buffy no matter how many episodes I watched in

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

Yesterday was my birthday; more importantly, it marked five years since Fun. came out with their last album. Fun.’s been with me through a lot. They played me off the stage at my high school graduation; they were my first show at Red Rocks; and,

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

I spent most of last week in Washington, D.C. Had you been there, too, you likely would have found me staring at national monuments with the House of Cards theme running through my head or browsing through a 230,000-square-foot book fair. Alongside many of my

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

I was once on the kind of plane that probably inspired the creators of Lost. My flight returning home from Atlanta was delayed after an apocalyptic lightning storm shut down the airport for two hours; we were also warned that Colorado was experiencing moderate to severe

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

I work at a coffee shop once a week. Overall, it’s a pretty decent gig that supplies me with all the caffeine necessary for the semester of my graduation—but it’s not without its perils. This particular coffee shop is housed on the pit that is 16th