Something to Note About “Mulan”

By Sophie Wang We all know Mulan as the young woman who saved China in the classic 1998 Disney animation. Considered as one of Disney’s only Asian princesses, Mulan has a special place in our hearts. Growing up, there was little for me to relate to on television. The majority of shows and animations rarely…

What “Easy A” Says About High School Gossip

By Anne Jorgenson Easy A is one of those movies that have seriously layered jokes—and once you get them, the movie becomes even more glorious than you initially realized. I mean, just look at the name Easy A. Easy A features Olive, a girl whose life snowballs out of control when she tells her friend…

The University of Texas at San Antonio is Starting a New Class on Beyoncé???

By Raquel Geylman Every college girls’ dream came true when the University of Texas at San Antonio announced that they’re starting a class based on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Professor Kinitra D. Brooks named the course “Black Women, Beyoncé, and Popular Culture”. The course will explore black feminist ideals presented in Lemonade as well as the influence…

What Hailee Steinfeld’s EP “Haiz” Says About Female Empowerment

By Raquel Geylman Hailee Steinfeld first won over our hearts in Pitch Perfect 2 as Emily, the newest Barden Bella. Although in the movie she seems innocent and boy-shy, her EP Haiz is the complete opposite. Her hit single “Love Myself” sounds like the anthem of confidence and independence, but it’s much more than just…

Why Legally Blonde is Really a Feminist Movie

By Anne Jorgenson On the outside, Elle Woods seems like the perfect stereotype: blonde, sorority president, and girlfriend of the perfect Mr. Senator-to-be. But once Warner, the infamous Senatorial boyfriend, breaks up with Elle, or “Pooh-bear” as he affectionately calls her moments before ending it, Elle strives to become “serious.” Since Warner dumped her because…

#BookReview: “My Heart and Other Black Holes”

By Marissa Eller “You’re like a gray sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” Jasmine Warga’s debut young adult novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, perfectly depicts the highs and lows of depression. Through beautifully painful metaphors and blindingly real characters, Warga shows the world that mental illness takes over every…

Top 9 Best Inspiring, Interesting, and Invigorating Reads

By Sheereen Charles Reading is one of my favorite pastimes – inspiring books can make you think, laugh, cry, contemplate life, and appreciate what you have, all at the same time. No matter your age, race, or background, a great book can really move you. Here are nine inspirational books for everyday women written by everyday…

10 Feminist Lyrics That Will Make You Feel Powerful

By Marissa Eller Music is more than just a pretty melody with a nice rhythm – it’s a vehicle for empowering and motivating listeners. Here are a few of the most powerful lyrics from feminist songs, made to motivate you to fight for gender equality. 10: “Salute” by Little Mix ~ Ladies all across the…

#BookReview Normal is Boring…Shine Like A Stargirl

By Marissa Eller If there is a book out there that perfectly depicts what it’s like to grow up and try to figure out who you are, it’s Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl. The story has a clear message: be who you are. But sometimes who we think we are is not who we truly are. Stargirl…