Who Tells Your Story? Women in Media

As a writer, I spend a lot of time studying storytelling.  One of the main takeaways I’ve always gotten from many things I’ve read on storytelling, is that stories have to tell the truth in some way.  Usually, these truths feel very personal to the author, which means they also have the chance of feeling […]

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Review – Suicide Squad

First off let me say, I enjoyed the movie.  It’s a decent popcorn flick and if you have a general idea of the backstory of the characters involved, you can fill in the blanks that may have ended up on the cutting room floor.  That being said, the action scenes were very entertaining and did not […]

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When one isn’t enough.

My friends and family have probably gotten a little sick of me asking “How many women are in it?” when they recommend TV shows or movies to me.  Trust me, I’m a little tired of it too.  Why do I keep asking though?  A several years ago I was introduced to the “Bechdel Test” by Alison […]

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Star Wars: What it meant to me as a lifelong female fan.

I actually wrote this post over on my tumblr, so if you’d like to read it, click the link and head over there. Warning: SPOILERS.  If you have not seen the film yet, I did try to make my spoilers somewhat vague.  Most of the information is in comparison to the Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, […]

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