Phenomenal Woman: Malavath Purna

Photo Credit: BBC Born June 10th, 2000, in Telangana, India. Malavath is an Indigenous Indian mountaineer. While attending school at the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, she was shortlisted for ‘Operation Everest’ a summit expedition to Mount Everest. On May 24, 2014 at the age of 13 years, 10 months and 15 days…

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‘Charlie’s Angels’: Fun, Fierce, But Ultimately Forgettable

The legacy of the Charlie’s Angels franchise is marked by a glaring contradiction. The iconic pose of three women standing back to back and pointing finger guns oozes girl power and badassery. Other images the name typically conjures, however, are of the same women scantily clad and shaking their butts in tight underwear right in…

10 Fictional Women of Colour in STEM

Happy STEM Day! Here's a STEM fact: this article in Medium points out that women of colour are virtually invisible in STEM fields. According to Kassandra Burd, "we need to see more WOC STEM individuals in the spotlight" to spur on other girls and women of colour interested in pursuing careers and interests in these…

How “The Rise of Skywalker” Can Fix Star Wars…Or Not

In a recent rewatch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), I found myself struck by how much the series' scope has changed within a few short years. Three Star Wars movies have been released since then—Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017) and Solo (2018)—and while only one of these belong within the current…