The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is comprised of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, just announced that it will support six causes backed by grassroots movements. One…includes Rise, a nonprofit organization founded by sexual assault survivor Amanda Nguyen, who worked to pass the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights federally. The couple is supporting sexual assault awareness, which is somehow still a controversial topic in 2017 thanks to recent moves by the Department of Education. Many women and LGBTQ people suffer alone. This… >> Read More
There are days when I stand in front of the mirror uttering words like “fat,” “disgusting” and “gross.” But I’ve got to stop.
No, it’s not to protect my daughter’s self-image—I…don’t have a daughter. It’s to protect me. But most importantly, it’s for my son. Growing up, I was taught that women should be small, skinny and thin; not because my mom was superficial or vain, but because this is what she herself was taught by her family. When my grandmother called, she sometimes asked,… >> Read More
Patty Jenkins, director of "Wonder Woman," is officially done negotiating with Warner Bros., and it looks like the the sequel is happening. "Wonder Woman 2" is slated to hit theaters on Dec 13,…2019--and I can't say how excited how I am. Gal Gadot is so owning the world right now. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins is currently the highest-paid female filmmaker in history--and the studio underestimated how much money "Wonder Woman" would make (because sexism is real). As of now, the film is said to have made… >> Read More
If you're a "Harry Potter" fan like I am, you grew up secretly hoping Hogwarts was real--and hoped to get an acceptance letter of your own. Well, recently fans of the series created an acceptance…letter, of sorts--except it's a really depressing one. So much so, the letter went viral. Here's how it started: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been added to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Waitlist. Unfortunately, we are not able to allow you to come to Hogwarts at this time." The Harry… >> Read More
Reese Witherspoon, most recently of "Big Little Lies" and "Wild" fame is a force of nature. In an essay she wrote for the October 2017 issue of Glamour, she makes this pretty clear. Witherspoon…doesn't shy away from the fact the world is can offer some serious bullshit to women and marginalized people sometimes. Witherspoon got personal, explaining how she started working in Hollywood 15 years ago, a time when she was usually “the only girl with a speaking part," surrounded by as many as 150 men on set--and… >> Read More