Touch Me.  Feel Me.  Stories That Want Your Touch:  An Interview With Joel Golombeck of Rocket Chair Media
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Touch Me. Feel Me. Stories That Want Your Touch: An Interview With Joel Golombeck of Rocket Chair Media

When I met Joel Golombeck, of Rocket Chair Media, last year at a literary happy hour, I was intrigued to hear about his apps for the Ipad. Not only are they grounded in literature, but they are also grounded in the art of storytelling. I was wary at first, and here comes a confession – … Continue reading

[FILM] Miss Representation: How Women Are Constructed And Deconstructed By The Media
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[FILM] Miss Representation: How Women Are Constructed And Deconstructed By The Media

The 2011 documentary directed and co-written by Jennifer Siebel Newson reveals the alarming landscape of American media in which women are consistently dehumanized and rendered objects prized for their physicality and little more. In a reactionary time with women’s rights constantly under attack and underrepresentation in government positions, this film provides shocking statistics and evidence … Continue reading

Becoming A Caretaker: An Imperfect (But Not Entirely Terrible) Guide
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Becoming A Caretaker: An Imperfect (But Not Entirely Terrible) Guide

Becoming a caretaker may not even involve your parents, you could find yourself caring for a friend, grandparent, or neighbor. You may be put into the role when you’re older, or you may find yourself in a situation similar to mine- unexpected and unprepared and relatively young. There are some valuable lessons to be learned through the experience, and a few key points to keep in mind. Continue reading

Sex, Drugs, Parents & Teens: What Isn’t Being Said <i>OR</i> Done (Ways You Can Actually Help Your Teen)
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Sex, Drugs, Parents & Teens: What Isn’t Being Said OR Done (Ways You Can Actually Help Your Teen)

By Anonymous ***The author of this post has asked to remain anonymous. While typically we publish anonymous posts in our Confessionals section, we respected the author’s wishes.*** When I was a kid, my mom, who was also my Girl Scout Troop leader, made sure I and my fellow scouts knew something about our developing bodies. … Continue reading