BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 17, 2015
In sinister technology news, Facebook has announced that it will allow users to choose a “steward” to inherit their account when they die. The question is, who would be the best person to maintain your online ‘legacy’ once you’re gone?
According to this new policy whoever is chosen as the “digital heir” will be able to:
“[..]post an obituary, update information such as profile and cover photos, respond to new friend requests and moderate posts and messages left on the profile. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 02, 2015
As we stumble into the beginning of yet another year, we are bombarded with list after list of what to look forward to in 2015 on our Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts. I don’t even want to talk about it.
I am an anxious person who enjoys pop culture. So, when a new year comes along, instead of being excited about new TV shows and movies and books, I get upset, because I am now even further from all the things I have yet to watch and listen to and read. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Dec 09, 2014
The ladies of Pussy Riot are at it again. This time, however, they won’t be found at Christ the Savior Cathedral punking out in protest, and their balaclava’s need not be worn – their new project is all about transparency.
Started in September in collaboration with The Guardian’s New East network, MediaZona is Pussy Riot’s latest endeavor post jail time. Read More
Hundreds of men and women gathered in the Kenyan capitol, Nairobi, to protest the attack on a woman "guilty" of wearing a miniskirt in public.
The protestors handed out flowers and chanted, “Shame on you,” at the bus stop in Nairobi’s Central Business District, where the attack took place. Multiple men cornered the woman in the street, tore off her clothes and forced her onto the ground, all as a result for her personal choice in clothing that day.
The Facebook group, Kilimani Mums, organized the event, calling it “MyDressMyChoice". Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 22, 2014
Though our nation’s tradition of beauty pageants has been hotly debated as being both pro/anti woman, one Idaho beauty queen is using her platform to de-stigmatize the insulin pump for those affected with diabetes.
Sierra Sandison rocked her insulin pump throughout the Miss Idaho pageant, but her especially visual placement of the pump during the swimsuit competition made the image and her activism go viral.
After winning the Miss Idaho crown, she took to Facebook to endorse the #showmeyourpump trend - which has yielded impressive results. Read More