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In praise of female celebrity role models

I think we’re due for a piece full of praise. A high school English teacher in Chicago, Ashley Lauren Samsa, shared on Bitch magazine’s website a list of positive female role models in pop culture, as drafted up by her students. She wrote, “The list is a good insight into what interests teen girls these… Continue Reading →

The Mindy Project: unoriginal, yet unprecedented

Sassy, successful single seeks soulmate? Been there. Seen that. The Mindy Project? Let’s just say it’s complicated. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mindy Kaling. Her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was delightful. It was relatable, smart, funny, and quietly empowering in its own way. Her audiobook version was pure gold. That’s why… Continue Reading →