Her best kept secret

Cutting Room Floor

There was a point in our relationship when my mom chose to play Smith for me, just as there was a point when she decided that I was going to be her daughter.
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Only 2000s babies will remember the ‘80s

Doors of Perception

I was thinking about everyone’s premodern sentimentality recently while watching the third season of “Stranger Things” — and I realized how much that show alone has catapulted us into today’s flourishing 80s trend.
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Castles in the Sky

Doors of Perception

Out of all the books that contributed to the declining health of my eyes, there was one that always stood out to me — Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.”
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No, your childhood is not ruined

Doors of Perception

If I could somehow insert a heavy sigh here, I would, because it amazes me how intolerant we still are — it is 2019 and we can’t seem to accept a Black Ariel without it being controversial.
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Deconstructing Disney

Doors of Perception

I could spout out critiques like “heteronormative standards” and “patriarchal hegemony,” but the foundation of it all is the implied inferiority of Disney’s female characters.
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