The Last Christmas with my Mom

The fact that people came to our house meant that my mom was special for living here. She was providing an environment in which no other relative could replicate: true family history. I used to love this fact. I wanted to help make others feel like they're coming home for Christmas, too. I used to feel genuine joy from seeing relatives I don't normally get to see. Every year, I would send them thank you cards, commenting on how I hope to see more of them during the year, as well. I thought I had a real family.

Gender Politics Pie: An Analysis of the film “Waitress”

The film Waitress (2007) was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly; a strong advocate for women's rights. Adrienne wrote the script about her own feelings at eight months pregnant. Society paints it as a time for joy and excitement; however, she mostly felt afraid and guilty. She wanted to shed light on the unspoken apprehension that comes as … Continue reading Gender Politics Pie: An Analysis of the film “Waitress”

Christina Aguilera: Domestic Violence Survivor

Summary: Christina Aguilera found release from domestic violence through music. Now, she uses music to speak out against it. Christina María Aguilera was born to parents Fausto and Shelly on December 18th 1980 in Staten Island, New York. Raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania, Christina's life was surrounded by violence. Fausto abused and terrorized his family, until Shelly … Continue reading Christina Aguilera: Domestic Violence Survivor