TV Review: Santa Clarita Diet

*SPOILERS THROUGHOUT* I finished watching (read: binge watching) Santa Clarita Diet this weekend, and had to write about the unsung hero, Abby Hammond. The new Netflix-original series tells the story of Sheila and Joel Hammond, married realtors raising their teenage...

“Teen Girl Squad” Stereotypes and the Wrong Nostalgia

A few things stand out clearly when I remember my senior year of high school: late nights, car-ride karaoke, Taco Bell runs, and my lunchtime ritual of watching Home Star Runner Flash-animated Internet cartoons. Home Star Runner was one of the original Internet video...

Guest Post: FROM THE ASHES OF DISASTER GROW THE ROSES OF SUCCESS

Sarah Ostrach was a Junior Girl in Girl Museum’s¬†Education department before she began teaching English in Beijing. With Sarah’s permission, we’re reposting a recent blog post she wrote about her experience in China. ‚Äì‚Äì I said to her, ‚ÄúEven if...

Clarissa Explains It All

When I was growing up, there were a lot of things that influenced the person I became. Family, friends, my teachers‚Äìand, to be honest, TV. Most of us can in some way relate to Homer Simpson‚Äôs assertion that TV is a ‚Äúfriend, mother… secret lover.‚Äù Well,...

Guest Blog: ‘Fat Talk’ Compels but Carries a Cost

Dr. Alexandra F. Corning is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where she researches eating disorders and body image problems. Specifically, her research focuses on adolescent girls and preventing the development of eating disorders and...

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