Americanah · TV

Calm down, Archie-kins, there’s no need for Slut Shaming

Here’s another definition from my #1 source, Urban Dictionary. The most accurate definition of Slut Shaming I could find on UD is: “The act of putting someone down for having sex with too many people. Normally applied only to women, but can and should be used for men also.” Chances are, you’ve witnessed slut-shaming before,… Continue reading Calm down, Archie-kins, there’s no need for Slut Shaming

Americanah · Vacations

Privilege as White as the Ski Slopes

My parents taught me to ski at a very young age and I am incredibly thankful that they did; being able to ski, and ski fairly well, has opened doors for me that never would have been available otherwise. For example, I had the wonderful opportunity to ski two amazing resorts last Spring Break; Telluride… Continue reading Privilege as White as the Ski Slopes

Americanah

Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies

According to Merriam-Webster, the “American Dream” is: a social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity. What a strange, contradictory sentence! Egalitarianism implies everyone has an equal opportunity, despite their circumstances, while material prosperity suggests competition.  It makes sense: immigrants moved to the US with next to nothing, hoping to amass material prosperity through a… Continue reading Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies

Americanah · Movies

Is there something there that wasn’t there before?

Last weekend, I saw the new, live-action Beauty and the Beast and it was absolutely beautiful. I wasn’t a huge fan of the autotune-heavy music, but the casting was perfect, the writing was fun, and overall, the movie was an amazing ride. The runtime of the movie is just over two hours, and Belle and Adam (aka the… Continue reading Is there something there that wasn’t there before?