The Boondocks: The Best Cartoon in History, VERIFIED by Me

by MILEN MEHARI I love the Boondocks. Honestly, I got Netflix to watch House of Cards, but I stayed because of the Boondocks. If you’re not familiar, first of all, why? Its a classic satirical cartoon show that explores the joys, trials, and nuance of Blackness. The comic turned cartoon show is created by Aaron […]

Bruh, you should read BRUH

Pictured here is the cover of the book BRUH by Markus Prime

by MILEN MEHARI I, like many young folks, love scrolling through tumblr, collecting and curating my niche little identity in a corner of the web. I tend to follow Black artist, vegan food blogs, and generally funny progressive content creators. It was on this platform that I found out about the book¬†BRUH: Black Renditions of […]

WARNING: You Will be in Your Feelings

Pictured here is Maya and an elderly woman sitting by a fountain

by MILEN MEHARI Children and the elderly. These are two demographics that will always get me emotional. They can literally be doing anything, smiling, frowning, laughing, sneezing, sleeping, thinking, and I will find a reason to be emotionally invested and sensitive to them. One of the books we read in class Ghosts¬†(Telgemeier 2016), was so […]

Body Politics: Gender and Socialization in Fun Home

Pictured here is the image attached to Bechdel's Chapter Four: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

by MILEN MEHARI Gender, a socially constructed concept, is heavily dependent on social policing in the production of gender norms. While social policing is typically observed as an activity that the general public inflicts onto apparent deviants of this norm, everyone takes part in the policing of gender. Even those who stray from gender norms […]