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Separating The Art from the Artist

In the age of social media, an important conversation to have is whether or not we should separate the art from the artist. When an artist is in the wrong, fans of the artist are faced with an ethical dilemma of whether or not to continue supporting

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Demystifying Doomscrolling

Doomscrolling is a term that has been doing the rounds for a large portion of this past year- so much so that the Oxford English Dictionary recently named it the 'word of the year’. It refers to our tendency to surf or scroll through an endless sea o

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Curb Your Capitalism

Capitalism as we know it, is a flawed economic system, the essential feature of which is the motive to make a profit. The capitalist system we have today is effective in creating large amounts of wealth but is structured in such a way that this wealt

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The Slippery Slope of Self Care

What had begun as a medical concept in an attempt to encourage patients to exercise healthy habits, has been reintroduced by mainstream culture as a consumerized trend in the recent times. This explains how the self-care industry estimated at 10 bill

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The Downward Spiral of Social Media Activism

Though social media can be an extremely powerful and efficient tool for activism, the problem begins when the intention behind reposting hard-hitting images or catchy woke quotes is entirely self-serving. This undermines the urgency of the situation

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Indie Films: An Ode to Authentic Filmmaking

An indie film is a feature or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. When you watch an indie film, it doesn’t feel like you're watching a

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The Uncomfortable Truth about 'Cancel Culture'

According to philosopher Natalie Wynn, the trend we now know as "Cancel Culture" can be explained as the online shaming, vilifying, and ostracizing of prominent members of a community or industry by other members in the same circle. Unfortunately wha

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Women's Clothing Industry

The women's clothing industry is a hoax. Yes, you heard that right. The seven trillion-dollar industry is working against us, not for us. You are probably wondering how we made this industry a seven trillion-dollar one in the first place. I have two

Image is here

Separating The Art from the Artist

In the age of social media, an important conversation to have is whether or not we should separate the art from the artist. When an artist is in the wrong, fans of the artist are faced with an ethical dilemma of whether or not to continue supporting

Image is here

Demystifying Doomscrolling

Doomscrolling is a term that has been doing the rounds for a large portion of this past year- so much so that the Oxford English Dictionary recently named it the 'word of the year’. It refers to our tendency to surf or scroll through an endless sea o

Image is here

Curb Your Capitalism

Capitalism as we know it, is a flawed economic system, the essential feature of which is the motive to make a profit. The capitalist system we have today is effective in creating large amounts of wealth but is structured in such a way that this wealt

Image is here

The Slippery Slope of Self Care

What had begun as a medical concept in an attempt to encourage patients to exercise healthy habits, has been reintroduced by mainstream culture as a consumerized trend in the recent times. This explains how the self-care industry estimated at 10 bill

Image is here

The Downward Spiral of Social Media Activism

Though social media can be an extremely powerful and efficient tool for activism, the problem begins when the intention behind reposting hard-hitting images or catchy woke quotes is entirely self-serving. This undermines the urgency of the situation

Image is here

Indie Films: An Ode to Authentic Filmmaking

An indie film is a feature or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. When you watch an indie film, it doesn’t feel like you're watching a

Image is here

The Uncomfortable Truth about 'Cancel Culture'

According to philosopher Natalie Wynn, the trend we now know as "Cancel Culture" can be explained as the online shaming, vilifying, and ostracizing of prominent members of a community or industry by other members in the same circle. Unfortunately wha

Image is here

The Uncomfortable Truth About Women's Clothing Industry

The women's clothing industry is a hoax. Yes, you heard that right. The seven trillion-dollar industry is working against us, not for us. You are probably wondering how we made this industry a seven trillion-dollar one in the first place. I have two