Culture · Perspectives

Here We Are: Intersectionality for the Feminist World

These days, intersectionality is a word that buzzes around most feminist circles. People shout it loud and proud, “we’re intersectional!” I’ve sat in many meetings and conferences with fellow feminists – a brown face standing out against a sea of white – where this is the exact phrase that is uttered. “We are intersectional,” they… Continue reading Here We Are: Intersectionality for the Feminist World

Culture · Features

In Conversation with… Gráinne Humphreys

Dublin-born Gráinne Humphreys has been the Festival Director of the Dublin International Film Festival since 2007. Starting initially as a festival volunteer, she has been working in film programming for over twenty years. As the 15th Annual Dublin International Film Festival draws to a close this Sunday, we speak to Gráinne about her career as… Continue reading In Conversation with… Gráinne Humphreys

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Jane the Virgin is Diversifying Motherhood

It seems that media has pigeonholed motherhood to a certain agenda. For decades, Disney has created families with missing mothers, but has often substituted them with the “evil matriarch.” These evil matriarchs are often the stepmother,  who allow for competition between women, and suggests that these mothers are too consumed by their greed and vanity to… Continue reading Jane the Virgin is Diversifying Motherhood

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Queen of Katwe Doesn’t Need Your White Saviour

For too long, stories about people of colour have been dominated by the white saviour trope. If you’re unaware of what the white saviour trope is, it denotes a story, usually about marginalised people, who are facing some sort of struggle related to their marginalisation. But a “white saviour” comes along and saves the day… Continue reading Queen of Katwe Doesn’t Need Your White Saviour