In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Victorian life is very contained, conformed, and composed. That is, until some mysterious foreigner known as Dracula comes along. Through the journey and tragedy of the novel, readers paint Dracula as this villain that corrupts a pure and conservative society. However, with a close look at the text and its plethora… Continue reading The Patriarchy’s Deadly Fear of the New Woman
On my way home from the anti-trump protest on Market Street in San Francisco last night, I saw this little girl on the bus. She was at the protest with her amazing sign. Instead of words and painting my opinion for this post, I'm just posting the picture I snapped of her. Pictures say a… Continue reading Children are Aware and Weary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ja3i9u2Og Exactly what YG, G-Eazy, and the rest said. Lol… Have not heard this in a few months, but it is so relevant now. As you've all probably seen, a shocking president was declared last night. We didn't get our first woman president, we got our first publicly dangerous, unqualified, racist, creepy, spoiled, celebrity… Continue reading American Horror Story Season 7: Elections
It's November 6th, and my heart feels the pain Thanksgiving endures. It is like Thanksgiving is Voldemort, a holiday that must not be named, or acknowledged. Like the slurred talker/rapper Birman said: "put some respeck" on Thanksgiving's name and holiday status. Haha. Seriously though. It should be valued just like Christmas or Halloween with a… Continue reading Thanksgiving is the Middle Child of Holidays
I was disappointed no theaters around me were playing Birth of a Nation. I am in San Francisco and neither of the mainstream theaters (AMC) were playing the movie. However, we found a theater in the city that was playing it-CineArts at The Empire. This theater was tiny and old, only showing three films, and… Continue reading Why I Was Happy White People Went to See The Birth of a Nation.
Clay Christians are the Christians I am talking about in this post. I define Clay Christians as those who treat the religion as a ball of clay that's their toy to mold and shape how they want for their benefit. Clay Christians are usually filled with personal and internal hate, so they mold Christianity to… Continue reading Why is Donald Trump and Josh Duggar’s Sexual Sin Excused?
I haven't been able to listen to Alicia Keys no matter how bad I want to, and no matter how much I love her. I have been a fan of her music for years, but she was ruined for me during Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco this year. It's not her make-up stance. I… Continue reading Why I Stopped Listening to Alicia Keys
With the rise of the gothic genre in the 1700’s, philosopher Edmund Burke established a theory and analysis on different elements in gothic texts that drive the plot to sublimity. One of his elements he dives into is the use of lightness and darkness and its impact on readers. In literature, writers often play with… Continue reading A Sicilian Romance: The Clues and Cues of Colors
1. Would the world be able to function properly if everything in the world was free? 2. Did Kurt Cobain really commit suicide, or was it murder? 3. Is sex an invention, or discovery? 4. What specific factor produced black inferiority? 5. Why are athletes and other stars paid… Continue reading 21 Questions
Human trafficking is slavery; it is not an occupation. It is the use of force or fraud to cause people to do labor for the perpetrator’s profit. It is illegal and a violation of human rights. Like the drug business, it is illegal but flourishes because it is easy for the “dealer” to make quick… Continue reading (In)human Trafficking