Ode to Aretha, or Reconnecting Women and Singing

When I think of music’s–or specifically singing’s–potential for liberation, one voice immediately springs to mind: the earth-shattering, shiver-inducing, bone-chilling instrument possessed by Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s amazing talent is intimately linked for me with freedom, not only because of her own, very real struggle to express herself as a black woman artist, but also because of […]

Throwback Feminist Superhero: Hypatia

You might have heard about or seen the new Spanish-produced movie Agora if you happened to attend recent international film festivals such as Toronto or Cannes. It portrays the life and times of Hypatia, the most prominent woman philosopher of the ancient world known to us. It is surprising and thrilling to find Hypatia committed […]