Using Black Hashtags to Change the Landscape

I hope you’re ready: It’s Black History Month, and we’re gonna be talking about representation! What are the first images you see when you search “beautiful people”? What about “cosplay”? You will see lots of vibrant colors. However, that doesn’t generally extend to skin color; there’s not a lot of diversity in the skin color of the people who appear when you search. While the number of people of color appearing with these search terms is not zero, they are pretty low. So, how do we respond to this and try to make it better? Find out below the jump.

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Trailer Tuesdays: Cinderella

Welcome back from our New Year’s hiatus, all! We’re jumping right back into our usual groove with a review of a snoozeworthy new trailer. Yep, a new Cinderella retelling is premiering later this year, and, well, I can’t begin to explain how unexcited I am about it. For you guys, though, I’ll give it my best shot. Continue reading

Magical Mondays: Beauty, Morality, and Magic

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Western standards of beauty are ubiquitous, and just one of the many things they’ve infiltrated is our retellings of fairy tales. All too often, you can tell who’s good and who’s evil just by looking at the characters’ faces. If they’re classically beautiful? They’re probably good. But if they have anything that’s considered ugly by societal standards, be it a big nose, a fat figure, or a wrinkled visage, chances are they’re working for the dark side. Continue reading