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Grinchmas 2023: The Predatory Transmission of Catholic Ideology in “Midnight Mass”

Mike Flanagan is a recovering Catholic like myself, and it is scathingly clear in this phenomenal miniseries that also serves as a treatise on addiction, grief, and the futility of forgiveness.

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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.

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“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.

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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.