I think Taylor Swift embodies the term “Girl Icon” like no other. Before beginning my research and analysis on Taylor Swift’s journey as an activist, I would like to point out that the trajectory of her career would be exponentially different if she were a man. Throughout the course of…

Part One

I think what is groundbreaking is that people are listening. For how many years were children told to be seen and not heard. People are listening to minors and taking them seriously. Two young girls, X and Naomi, are speaking at The March For Our Lives rally. X Gonzalez is…

  1. What are your thoughts on the evolution of depictions of Supernatural Powers in young women?

I never realized the correlation between actresses who play supernatural characters with powers and their advocacy and charity work off the screen. Now that it is being discussed, it seems like pretty much every major…

What is your experience of this installation and how does it help memorialize these individuals?

This wasn’t my first time visiting the installation, and I’m glad I got another chance to take a closer look. My experience was very slow. I didn’t want to rush through reading or taking in…

  1. If you could describe this book in one word what would that be?

Unimaginable.

Being taken on Malala’s journey, told by Malala herself was powerful and such a privellege. However, while I had all the emotions, I can’t even imagine what living her life would be like. I’m so thankful…

To me “Period :End of Sentence” means that periods should just be periods, that’s it. Period meaning the female mensuration cycle as well as “that’s the whole conversation.” Society needs to stop punishing women and shaming them for their bodies doing exactly what they are supposed to do. Unlike American girls, in many countries, when a young girl gets her period her education is over. I honestly had no idea that this was happening around the world, and I’m glad this was brought to my attention.

  1. What does the show have to say about gender as a construct? What role does technology play?

Gender and technology were both manufactured for humans by humans. When we open our phones we know exactly what it is going to do. We know how it works. People expect the same…

  1. What does this installation evoke for you? Does it inspire you? What emotions does this piece elicit?

Right off the bat, I’d say this piece breaks my heart. These dead trees that were once flourishing, lively parts of the environment, are now dead. The contrast reminds me that if we…

Leah Arroyo

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