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The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

Birthdays are my favorite because it’s an opportunity to openly express our appreciation for another person’s existence something I feel we don’t do enough, and something I wish didn’t feel so exclusive to birthdays. Since we are publishing on my birthday, I only thought it

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

Mainstream media is black and white. While there’s more accurate representation of minorities on the rise in media, these representations usually exist within the realm of black actors and actresses. When they fall outside of these lines, these representations remain written within the con nes

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

The date is Aug. 21. I’m lying in a field, and I’m looking up at the sky through solar filters. There’s a low chatter and frequent laughter that surrounds me, but all I’m thinking about is how I’m allergic to grass and I wish I

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

When I was 16, I wanted to be an actress. At 18, I wanted to be a sports reporter. Now, I dream of having my own TV show. All of these professions are ones dominated by cis white males. However, I have fortunately, never doubted

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

At the beginning of the summer, I distinctly remember being reprimanded by a friend who had discovered that I had never seen The Walking Dead. Her specific response was something along the lines of “????????????” I just didn’t understand what was cool about a show

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