The Eagle Huntress: A Review

In the remote Mongolian steppe, one girl is dreaming of becoming an eagle huntress. Directed by Otto Bell, this documentary tells the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, who wants to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. This century-old tradition has been passed down from father to son,…

Maintaining Identity

Whenever going into a space where I know that I’m going to be one of the few black faces, I always think of myself taking two separate paths. The first is a path where I completely  overcompensate for the fact that I am in a predominantly white space. I amp up everything about me that…

When It Comes To Emma Watson, “Revolutionary” Is Not The Word

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, has made major news this past week with headlines calling her speech at the launch of the HeForShe campaign, “Revolutionary” and “Game Changing.” The September 21st speech began by focusing on the negative connotations that are commonly tagged to the words ‘feminist’ and ‘feminism.’ Watson then aimed the speech…

Culture and Other Bittersweet Things

As a female raised on American soil but in the depths of Indian traditions, there are countless thoughts that haunt me daily about the life I’m expected to lead and the life I might have led alike. My parents aren’t your stereotypical Indian parents that force their kids to pursue a medical career, fill up…