Shakespeare was not a feminist. Is that a bold and presumptuous statement to make? Absolutely. Do I believe that due to the time period he lived in and its era-accurate treatment of women that it is a true statement? Yes. I do. For the past five weeks (although it feels like a year… but also […]Read more "The Unshakeable History of Feminists, Shrews, and Shakespeare Plays"
My mum didn’t wear a veil at her wedding, because the veil of a bride was historically a bag put on the bride’s head to be lifted at the chapel, where she was being married off in a business exchange. Back in the time of business exchange weddings, the groomsmen were there to stand guard […]Read more "Wife Material"
One of my favorite topics is women in media. The way they’re represented, the way they’re treated, the tropes they’re force fed, the ideas given to young girls, the over-sexualization of women in everyday media, it’s my favourite kind of brain-food. As someone who has spent a lot of time studying tropes and the effects […]Read more "Sluts!"
As I begin my final year of high school I think it’s pretty epic that I had the chance to learn about the history of the place I’ve lived, learned, and played in for the past 9 years of my life. I have wondered often in my time here what it would be like to […]Read more "Homegrown History"
Welcome to my 2020 TPOL! It’s been quite the year, a lot has happened both in school and in the world. From COVID-19 to a good old PLP Field School Trip, 2020 has been nothing if not eventful. Welcome to my 2020 School Year’s very own recap with a twist. I’ve picked out three main […]Read more "TPOL 2020"
This school year has gone in 100 different unexpected directions. One thing that has stayed solid throughout however, has been our work with Atomic Habits by James Clear. You can read more about my previous work with the book by checking out the posts below: Atomic Habits Quiet Thoughtfulness Since our introduction to the book […]Read more "Triple Shot of Self Improvement"
Earlier in the school year we were assigned to read a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. The book held strong systems and ways to better yourself and your habits. I really enjoyed it. Recently we have taken a dive back into the works and ways of James Clear, to learn and strengthen ourselves […]Read more "Quiet Thoughtfulness"
The story behind American music is as such: a white man stumbles upon a black man -a slave- working with a horse. This man was singing a wordless tune never heard before by this man. At the time, most music was coming in from Europe. It was mainly Italian operas or English theatre music. This […]Read more "Paper Stars"
Socializing is fun. Sometimes… I guess… if you’re extroverted and whatever. I think I would have enjoyed ballroom dancing way more than the dinner parties we have now days but I also hate dresses so I guess I’m good in the current age. Social gatherings have changed a lot since the beginning of time. While […]Read more "TWIL 3: The Act Of Socializing"
There has been a million different people in power in a million different positions of power over a million years. They have all taught a million different things to the world: Check your food for poison Don’t kill people Take responsibility If you can’t divorce someone due to religion start a new religion All that […]Read more "TWIL 2: You Should See Me In A Crown"