Beti Power: Spotlight on Aashka Piprottar

Social media, or Instagram, in particular has been the space to be for anyone starting to connect, share, or begin their new venture.  One new account is creating a new type of cultural conversation. When soon to be finance graduate Aashka Piprottar noticed the importance of financial literacy and the lack of financial literacy in…

Kusama Universe

Many of us didn’t know what to expect when Yayoi Kusama‘s exhibits started popping up in museums all over the country in 2016, catching the attention of the art world and non-museum goers alike.  Thanks to the impact of social media, the unusually interactive works of art gained popularity quickly. Surreal would be too simple…

One Day in 1969/One Day in 2020

Dream Song 14, a poem by John Berryman.   Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatingly) ‘Ever to confess you’re bored means you have no Inner Resources.’ I conclude…

Pumping the Drain

Something is hiding behind the plunging prices and seemingly grim future of the fossil fuel industry. The insurance industry’s insidious support of Big Oil shows no signs of stopping in the face of the dangers of climate change. Three years ago, Native American tribes, environmentalists, and other activists protested the construction of the Dakota Access…

Unnatural Disasters

In the midst of the overwhelming societal and economic changes the world has undergone during pandemic times, one consequence is causing a somewhat invisible backwards force. The Atlantic argues that pandemics affect men and women differently-that of all of the consequences of this new way of life, the economic effect will hit women the hardest.…

Questions

July 24, 2014. The last post on One Voice until now. On May 28, 2019, we are facing a reevaluation. In this age of saturated media, how do we create voice? Who do we want to be when we are constantly creating versions of ourselves on infinite platforms? Mines of links on links on links…

Q&A Interruptor Series, No. 13: Sarah Birke

Originally posted on fp interrupted:
This week FPI talked to Sarah Birke, Middle East and North Africa correspondent for The Economist, a British weekly with semi-anonymous journalists (it has no bylines). We think it’s high time you meet the brains behind some of the magazine’s best pieces on the region. Sarah is currently based in Cairo but…

bell hooks

Current obsession: bell hooks

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/watch-this-amazing-conversation-between-bell-hooks-and-melissa-harris-perry bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry’s thoughts on media representation of black women is one of the most interesting aspects of the segment to me, as well as hooks’ observations about Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings (at approximately 37:00) but the entire interview is a must-watch. On Beasts of the Southern Wild: “No, the abuse…