We are ALL Divergent

Warning: Spoilers Ahead My fiance asked me recently if I thought my test result would be Divergent were I to undergo the faction test from Veronica Roth’s book. “Of course I would! Everyone would,” I said, “No one is as simplistic as the faction system makes them out to be.” And that’s exactly the point of the book,… Read More

No Perfect Face

I was glad to find an older Buzzfeed list on “The 28 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Face Mashes Of 2013” because the fall 2014 Jennifer Lawrence/Emma Watson face meld had made me vaguely uncomfortable. Let me explain. Season 3 Episode 15 of “Modern Family” has a scene where Cam and Mitchell use a computer to generate an… Read More

You Can Cure a Disease and Have Fun at the Same Time

Cooperative gaming is all the rage these days, and if you’ve been wondering what it means to play “cooperatively,”  Pandemic is a great introduction. The game takes 2-4 players around the world in order to fight the spread of four diseases (represented by plastic cubes): blue, black, yellow, and the pernicious RED! I don’t know… Read More

Need a Cure for the Feminist Blues? We Prescribe HerStoryArc

How many times have you scrolled through your Facebook feed, Twitter account, and news websites only to find yourself depressed afterwards? Once you’ve embraced feminist thought and theory it becomes difficult to stop thinking about all the issues, especially in the face of sexual assault statistics, domestic violence, public shaming of victims, and poor representation… Read More

Going Beyond the Bechdel Test: Her Story Arc’s Scale of Inclusivity

Like many of you, learning about the Bechdel Test was an eye-opening moment that allowed me to better understand just how much the media industry was failing me, and my fellow women, with its limited, non-diverse representation of us. The Bechdel test has been used to explain and highlight this problem of under-representation and it… Read More

True Stories of Girl Power

Do you have a smartphone? A computer? Anything with a screen that is connected to the internet? Then you need to check this out. The Grassroots Girls Book Club brings the stories of girls around the world to us as graphic novels. These novels are free to view online or even download, ensuring they are as… Read More