This third (and final) post  comes from a good friend I met at Biola. She is a compassionate, justice driven, intelligent woman who will do a lot of good in the world. Her story is a powerful and intense one that I’m honored to post. Trigger Warning: domestic abuse and abuse culture. *** I am […]

 This is the second post out of four concerning the continued  importance and relevance of feminism. All four will be about different aspects of feminism and all will be from different voices. Read the introduction to the series here. Jason Brown is another friend and colleague of mine from my time at Biola University.  During his time at Biola he constantly strived […]

Lars von Trier, in my opinion, is one of the best living directors working today and one of my favorite filmmakers of all time.  His films are controversial, emotionally harrowing, and genius. There have been so many great conversations about his films in relation to suffering, female representation, the character of God, and how far […]

This is the first post out of four concerning the continued  importance and relevance of feminism. All four will be about different aspects of feminism and all will be from different voices. Read the introduction to the series here. Today’s post comes from Sarah Shwartz, a fiend of mine and recent graduate from Biola University. Her desire […]

swoon. guerrero, 6. Often regarded as the other ‘f’ word, as a secret to be kept, or irrelevant. Often associated with excessive celebratory abortion, bra burning, or matriarchy. In today’s contemporary society, for whatever reason the word Feminism and the identification as a feminist is not a positive connotation. Which is sad. The Woman’s Rights movement, […]

1. Wuthering Heights- I almost feel bad putting this as number one because of how limited its release was (only a total of about two weeks in LA and NY), but it truly was the best film I’ve seen all year. In a year full of literary adaptations, this one takes the most risks. The […]

Fruitvale Fruitvale was the winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and audience award this year at the Sundance Film Festival. It is easy to understand why. Fruitvale (based the tragedy of Oscar Grant) is an emotionally wrought journey that gives the viewer a look into the life of Oscar on the final day of […]