• TV

    How Sex Education gets representation right by going all the way (almost)

    When I studied GCSE and A Level Media at school, a lot of the very basic curriculum, at least back then, was about representation in film and television. It was kind of bleak. We learnt how women were typically always saved by men in romantic comedies, how POC tend to be the bad guys in action movies, and we didn’t even learn about representations of sexuality. I know that’s how mainstream media was (still is?), but we weren’t really taught how that’s changing or why it should change, or better yet how we, 16-18 year old students in the early 2010s, could change it. Representation in indie/art house films and…

  • Books,  TV

    My decade of TV, musicals, books, and music

    I can be really sentimental and nostalgic with certain things and, despite believing that time is a social construct and that it doesn’t really mean anything, I especially feel it at the end of the year. When it hits midnight on New Year’s Eve, I feel this big drop in my stomach. I think it’s because I feel like I’ve lost something, or there’s something out there that I won’t get back. When the New Year gets into swing I tend to hate January. I feel like I’m already behind with things and the thought of a blank page terrifies me. Which again, I know is silly because it doesn’t…