Gender Expression in Art: Seeing Gender Exhibition

Seeing Gender exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Image source: Asian Art Museum San Francisco On a rainy Sunday afternoon in September, I finally got the chance to visit the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The “Seeing Gender”...

Book Review: Pizza Girl, by Jean Kyoung Frazier

It was a hot summer’s day, I was on the London tube sweating and running for my train with an inconvenient suitcase dragging at my heels. I was one stop away from Kings Cross station and this book caught my eye. It had been left on the tube (not an unusual thing...

OK to not always be OK

Well, here I am again, not knowing what to write for a Staff Rant. So many things swirling in my brain, but trying to grab just one of them is as fruitless as trying to grab a wisp of a cloud. They just flit away, mocking me intensely. If you’re thinking this...

Girl Pictures: the Unknowable Teenage Girl

“Boy Torture: the Two-Headed Monster” (1999) by Justine Kurland from the series Girl Pictures When imagining girlhood in a rather vague sense, what comes to mind is plastic. Plastic dolls, plastic pink crowns and shoes and jewelry. A stiff neon...

TV Review: The Strong Women of Jane the Virgin

The three Villanueva women sit together on a bench that is a staple setting for conversation. It is a rare thing to come across very potent storytelling for girls and women, although, less rare than it once was. My teen-girlhood was marked by a deep immersion into...

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