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Akira and the Evolution of Pain

Hi there my friends! Today I posted a new video to my YouTube channel exploring themes of pain, trauma, and healing in Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime masterpiece¬†Akira.¬†It’s no secret around these parts that my life has been forever changed and improved through the arts, and this is one film that came up for me just when […]

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A New Day

Good morning (or afternoon, depending on when you click on this post) my friends! Today I did something outrageous for a writer who stutters a lot: I started a YouTube channel! If you would have told me one year ago that I would be talking about movies, books, comics, and TV on YouTube, I would […]

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Friday Media Prep: The Gift of Individuality

“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that in unacceptable.” -Carrie Fisher For the final (!) Friday Media Prep of 2018 – the year that seemed to last a decade – I thought I would keep it weird. I was attempting to wrangle up the articles I couldn’t get over, the […]

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Friday Media Prep: Black Girl In A Big Dress

Do you have any hobbies that you feel certain no one will understand? For lots of us, it’s common for people to think you shouldn’t, or can’t, like something based on your background. I remember my parents teasing me for liking Coldplay and singing along to every song on Parachutes for hours on end. I […]

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