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Book Review: Exquisitely Demented Tales Feature in Paula Ashe’s “We Are Here To Hurt Each Other”

Paula Ashe’s WE ARE HERE TO HURT EACH OTHER is the exquisitely demented lovechild of Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs, Clive Barker, and VC Andrews.

Healing Power of Horror · Music · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Women

Lady Gaga: Performing and Discarding Freakishness is Another Example of Her White Privilege

“Lady Gaga has followed in the footsteps of so many white artists who coopt a marginalized position for their own personal gain, and then discard it when it no longer serves them. She even said herself that Joanne is what clinched her multi-million dollar Super Bowl deal.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, February 2017.

Healing Power of Horror · Horror · Huffington Post · Repatria · Television · Trauma · Women · Zuzu Huffington

“It’s Not Your Fault”: Netflix’s Jessica Jones and the Outward Ripples of Domestic Violence

“Jessica Jones — played with strength and haunted panache by Gilmore Girls alum Krysten Ritter — is a ‘hard-drinking, short-fused, mess of a woman’ with a minimalist fashion sense, private gumshoe leanings, and superpowered strength.” My 23rd article for HuffPost published in January 2016, and the first time I publicly spoke about being a survivor of domestic violence.

Art · Culture · Death · Empath · Expatria · Florida · Healing Power of Horror · Horror · Huffington Post · Human Rights · Repatria · Spirituality · Television · Trauma · United Nations · Wendy · Zuzu Huffington

Moving On After the World Ends: The Dark Truths of HBO’s The Leftovers and Trauma

“And in the exposing of vulnerability, of pain, of such great loss, is the seeking for answers why. Why did this happen? Where did they go now that they’re gone? Are they safe? Are they at peace? Why not me? Why did I survive and others didn’t? Is there a purpose behind it all?” My 20th piece for HuffPost, published in December 2015.

Art · Culture · Healing Power of Horror · Health · Horror · Huffington Post · Movies · Television · Third Culture Kids · Trauma · Zuzu Huffington

The Mainstreaming of Empathy, or How Hannibal Changed My Life

“With an appropriately bloody and dashing full moon finale came the close of three amazing seasons of Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, hands down some of the best television ever made in the history of the medium.” My 13th article for Huffington Post, published in September 2015.