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‘On My Block’ – A Glimpse at Growing Up in Inner City LA: Spoiler Free Review

Netflix’s new series, created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft, brings us an ensemble cast of fresh, young faces and engaging characters. The show is a coming-of-age comedy (though at times reads more like a dramedy) starring Monse (Sierra Capri), Cesar (Diego Tinoco), Ruby (Jason Genao), Jamal (Brett Gray), and Olivia (Ronni Hawk), navigating the trials and tribulations […]

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Fiction of Color: Book Recommendations

If you’re anything like me, college or (simply) life has probably managed to put a pause on reading for fun, but I still sometimes want to soak in a good novel or two when I find the time. However, it took until about a year ago for me to come to the realization that I didn’t really read many books […]

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TV in 2017: A Year of Queer in Review

2017 has been a big year for the LGBTQ+ community, and this year television gave us quite a few gems with some of the queer characters of color that found themselves either coming out or coming to terms with their sexuality/identity. WARNING: there may be some character spoilers ahead if you’re not up to date with these shows.   One […]

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Pixar’s Coco: An Opportunity to Demand More

It’s been nearly a month since the U.S. release of Disney Pixar’s Coco, and audiences everywhere continue to be moved by the film’s characters and filial message. The acceptance of this motion picture globally is also undeniable with the film not only knocking Marvel’s The Avengers out of its spot as #1 highest grossing film of all time in Mexico but also […]