Empowerment Through Representation: Race and Ethnicity in Children’s Picturebooks

Written by Faye Dorcas Yung // The release of Pixar’s latest movie Coco at the turn of the year reignited the discussion on representation and cultural diversity in mainstream media. Its record-breaking box office results in Mexico are a good illustration of the attraction of relevance—seeing a life story one is familiar with on the big … Continue reading Empowerment Through Representation: Race and Ethnicity in Children’s Picturebooks

Theme Overview: Race & Ethnicity- Division, Representation, & Hope

Charlottesville. Ferguson. #BlackLivesMatter. “No ban, no wall.” These are just a few of the places and names and phrases that surface in our social media feeds and headlines, highlighting the deep divides that exist in the United States of America and the reality that this “American melting pot” is also a place charged with tension … Continue reading Theme Overview: Race & Ethnicity- Division, Representation, & Hope

The Social Media Comfort Zone

Written by Marisa Tirado // My Instagram and Facebook accounts intentionally exclude my collections of prickly feelings toward the government’s decisions or frustrations with Christianity’s "oops" moments. I’m among the many who are too often guilty of judging the hyper-political social media users, scrolling through their feeds thinking, "Really? Another passive aggressive HuffPost article?" I … Continue reading The Social Media Comfort Zone