Let’s Make Some Old White People Angry: Vote

The truth of the matter is that the world has always been cruel, unkind to people of color, immigrants, those with disabilities, people in the LGBTQIA community, and women, and willing to crush anyone whose voice is not backed by…

Hope in the Age of Nilhilism

You fight, and you fight, and you crawl through hate, and you shake, and you cry, and you do everything in your power to shine a light, and then those who only care for money, for pain, for the suffering…

The Curious Case of Seth Rogen Being Hot As Hell in ‘Like, Father’

I, a Latinx queer woman, of sound mind and body, have a confession to make. It’s something dark and lustful, something I never expected would happen after Knocked Up & Pineapple Express. I, have the hots for Seth Rogen. Look,…

Shipper ≠ Bad Fan

Every once in a while I find myself writing things that I feel are self-explanatory. Of course, shipper does not equal bad fan. Of course shippers have as much of a right to enjoy what they enjoy as people who…

5 Things ‘The Originals’ Taught Me About Life

I’ll be honest with you – I loved every episode of The Originals, until the series finale. I debated long and hard if I would ever admit that, because the truth is – people don’t like hearing that you don’t…

FYI: Real Diversity Starts in the Writers Room

Every so often I find myself writing headlines, looking at them and thinking, well, isn’t that just obvious? Why does it even need to be said? And yet, sadly, we live in a world where they still do. This morning,…

Opinion: It Was Past The Time For ‘Shadowhunters’ To Be Cancelled

We’ve never made it a secret that we have some issues with Shadowhunters. Ok, we have a lot of them, if we are going to be frank. Now, before you start lecturing us about the difference between an adaptation and…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #8: Children in Internment Camps? When Fiction Meets Reality

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. Dystopian novels typically represent a grim future that we don’t ever expect to happen. How could we ever imagine moral lines could be…

5 Things We Have Learned From Fandom

Fandoms are special. Ignore all the teeny bopper fangirls who care only about how hot the celebrity is. Ignore those fangirls who like to hate on other fangirls who don’t share their love for the same ship.  And you’ll find…

Seven Reasons We Will Miss ‘The Originals’

Have you heard the news? Even though The Originals is ending this season, we haven’t quite seen the end of this world just yet. CW announced Thursday, May 17, that there will be a spin off called Legacies. This spin off…

Fandoms: Racism, Homophobia & Bad Representation

Fandoms are a microcosm of society. Or, at least, of the society we live in, right now, in 2018. And society has a problem. Writing this as a straight person, and yes, a latinx, but not in any way, shape…

Now Is The Time To Talk Gun Control

Aberjhani  said, “Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s…

It’s too late to Fix the Floriana Lima Mistake, So Don’t Bring Maggie Back

Big disclaimer here: I’m speaking as a Latina woman who absolutely hates not just the fake representation that Floriana Lima gives me, but the fact that she has spoken about this fact in a less than sensitive way. I understand…

May the Force Be Female: The Lessons of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Warning: Major spoilers below. Read at your own risk. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, while not a perfect movie, far excelled in landing every message it sought to send. More than anything, for the first time in probably all of…

To Engage or Not Engage: Feminism, Politics and Race on Social Media

I love social media. Like many people, I use it to keep up with current events and discuss my favorite things with great people all over the world. Occasionally I have some fun slapping down trolls, but for the most…

Between The Lines: A Conversation

Fandoms are complicated, is the conclusion we’re getting at, I think. Representation is not a clear-cut matter of having “people like you” on TV, but it goes much further than that. The conversations we have in regards to these matters…

Regarding the Recent Allegations in Hollywood: We Believe You

Regarding the recent allegations in Hollywood, I would like to make one thing very clear. To each and every one of you, you are my heroes. You have strength you thought was weakness, you have bones made of steel and…

On Interpretation and Art Being Subjective

One of the most important lessons I learned in four years of creative writing was this: you have no control over how people will interpret your work. Writers are the first step in most projects. In plays, we write a…

Between the Lines: Fandom Ship Wars

Back to that age old moral dilemma of thinking we know better than anyone else what’s good for screens around the world, another characteristic of Tumblr fandom horror is the shipping war. Shipping, if you weren’t aware (who are we…

The Good, The Bad, The Powers: Could You Date a Superhero?

During an ice-cream bender with the “all men make us sick” theme on a loop, a trailer for Thor: Ragnarok popped up on the television. In a fit of optimism I told my friend “That’s the kind of man we…

Stop Fucking Blaming Women for Being Assaulted, Mother Fuckers

When I was 18, I was pretty naive. I trusted, as most teenagers do. So when a coworker asked for help one day, near the closing time of the store, I had no hesitation saying yes, though I didn’t know…