BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 06, 2014
Anywhere is an enchanting, eclectic town with storybook-like cobblestone streets and magical ruins, nestled in a beautiful mountain range that stretches as far as the eye can see.
But even this idyllic, fairy-tale town harbors a dark side. Predation seeps in late at night in the dark, isolated corners of its world.
When Indigo, the lead character in upcoming short film, Wishful, leaves a fancy dress party in the town of Anywhere, she is followed and then accosted by two men. Outnumbered, overpowered, and trapped, her options are limited and time is running out. Read More
on Jun 05, 2014
Rocks in My Pockets is an animated movie for adults that poses the question, “How do you stay sane in this crazy world?” While this particular line of thinking is nothing new, the film, funded by over 800 Kickstarter contributions, searches for answers via five women and their personal battles with depression and suicide. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 22, 2014
Finding women in the comic book world is kind of like shucking oysters and suddenly finding a pearl. In a world of murky sexist content you might find 1 in 15 artists working on comics are female, and “female writers and artists are sporadic at best” says Tim Hanley, a comic book blogger.
Breaking into the world of mainstream comics like DC or Marvel as a woman is difficult and hard to tolerate considering the rampant sexism and misogyny associated with these companies. That’s why female artists and writers often create their own content and find outside ways of funding. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 13, 2014
I was always confused about my limited choices as a kid. Growing up with boy cousins, I remember wondering why I always had to be the pink Power Ranger, or the human girl from Ninja Turtles when we played with action figures. The only playscape I felt included in was Legos, and even still the main characters were mostly male, and they have become gendered in a way that limits the stories girls can tell during imaginative playtime. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on May 01, 2014
Force: Upsetting Rape Culture is a brilliantly creative activist group that advocates against all forms of sexual violence. Force’s mission is “to disrupt the silence that surrounds sexual violence” and “promote a culture of consent.” From this core belief to their intelligent artistic approaches, Force's aggressive message is so important I think it should be plastered on the walls and shouted from the rooftops... or at the very least, spread throughout social media outlets. Read More