#ExploratoryPhotography: The RiNo Art District, Lair o’ the Bear Park, and Red Rocks of Denver, Colorado

Denver, a city filled with a youthful energy, melds nature and modernity into a cohesive, unique culture of ingenuity. Last week, I had the pleasure to explore “The Mile High City” once again. The RiNo Art District (also known as the River North Art District) offers an intriguing blend of contemporary artistry, sophisticated cuisine, and… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: The RiNo Art District, Lair o’ the Bear Park, and Red Rocks of Denver, Colorado

#FilmFriday: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** Beauty and the Beast (1991) is my favorite and most cherished Disney animation for its breathtaking imagery, timeless music, and impactful morals. Thursday night, the anticipated remake of this Disney classic finally graced the silver screen. With high hopes and expectations, I could not contain my excitement as I waited in the theater. Beauty… Read More #FilmFriday: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

#ThesisThursday: “Massive Paws, Killer Claws, and Deformities: Horror and Otherness within the Role of Disney’s Monsters”

With Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast soon approaching, I would like to share my thesis regarding the Gothic themes within the roles of the monstrous and feminine Other represented in some of Disney’s “renaissance” animations. Despite Disney’s traditional “happily ever-after” resolution for their animated feature films, Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Hunchback of… Read More #ThesisThursday: “Massive Paws, Killer Claws, and Deformities: Horror and Otherness within the Role of Disney’s Monsters”

#ExploratoryPhotography: First Fridays at the West Bottoms Warehouse Shops in Kansas City

First Fridays are a monthly citywide event for Kansas City locals where culture is showcased and cherished. Whether local or international, city dwellers partake in a wide variety of art exhibits, live music, special cuisine, and more! Yesterday, I explored a section of Kansas City’s First Friday Festival at the revered West Bottoms Warehouse Shops. An… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: First Fridays at the West Bottoms Warehouse Shops in Kansas City

#FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

**Warning: Contains Spoilers** Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, defies years of patriarchal tradition to pursue her dream in becoming an Eagle Hunter. The Eagle Huntress (2016) provides viewers with an intrinsic view of her courageous journey and the steps required in mastering the craft. Being the first female Eagle Hunter in twelve generations, Aisholpan is stigmatized and doubted by… Read More #FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

#ThesisThursday: Deforestation and the Collapse of Easter Island & the Classic Maya

The collapse of the Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui) and the Classic Maya population has remained a mystery since their discoveries. Despite substantial research, anthropologists still debate over what caused the fall of these ancient societies. The Easter Island and Classic Maya collapse, although different, were caused by one significant factor, deforestation. This… Read More #ThesisThursday: Deforestation and the Collapse of Easter Island & the Classic Maya