Posts tagged: Youth

Create Your Own Web Show with Reel Grrls
I spent the past weekend at the Reel Grrls office leading a workshop to an all ages group of women and girls.  The intensive two day workshop covered everything from how to research and write a script, shooting video and composition, how to edit with Final Cut Pro, how to do a media literacy analysis and […]
Toy Ads and Learning Gender
Created for Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium I recently watched afternoon cartoons on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and I was shocked to find a flood of highly gendered toy commercials. These ads not only market toys to children but it also promotes and encourages gender specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls […]
Glee, GQ and the Sexualization of Young Girls
The recently released November issue of GQ has some highly sexualized photos of select members of the Glee cast.  I weigh in on the impact that a photo shoot that takes actors who play high school students on a widely popular television show has on the sexual and gender identities of young people and their sexual […]
WAM! 2010 Video and Playlist
I had such a fantastic time presenting at Women, Action and Media (WAM) in Los Angeles on March 25th, 2010.  I curated a show of online videos including remixes, vlogs, vids and short documentaries made by women.  Staying true with WAM‘s mission, these videos represent women taking action through media to talk about issues important to […]
Video Blogging Workshop with Reel Grrls
I’m excited to be leading a workshop about video blogging at Reel Grrls on Saturday March 13th, 2010 (the workshop in December was rescheduled). We’ll be learning the process of putting a video blog together from conception to distribution as well as the fun of media literacy! Reel Grrls is a great organization dedicated to providing […]