Friday’s Favourites: James Spader. That’s all.

Every Friday I share some of my favourite things from that week: articles, music, videos, books, food, makeup – pretty much anything goes – and I am very willing to admit I “stole” this idea from the wonderful Gala Darling and her “Things I Love Thursday.” First a recap from the past week… I wrote […]

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Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe: Meet the ‘Joneses’

Here is a paper I wrote for my Television & Culture class – I’m not sure if it’s what my professor was looking for, but it makes for a good blog! (and that is, after all, what really matters lol)  The phrase ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ refers to one’s need to stay ‘on top’ […]

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A Response to the Critics…

The criticism I’ve received from Libero Network’s #StopFitspiration Movement has not been easy for me to digest. For months I have sat on all of the comments, unsure what to do, what to make of them, or whether or not to respond. But I’ve found my voice now, and this is what I have to say: […]

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The ‘Ethics’ of Photoshop

Here’s a paper I wrote in February 2012 for my Computing for Communications class on Photoshop and ethical boundaries. The use of Photoshop to edit and ‘enhance’ images is controversial to say the least. As activists hold a magnifying glass (sometimes literally) against these images in order to investigate how and to what extent reality […]

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Brand Me! – a critique of Makeover shows

Here is a paper I wrote for one of my Communications classes back in 2010 on Fashion Makeover shows and how they create a ‘branded self’. Note: Though I provide quite a harsh critique of these shows, I must confess (in the spirit of remaining genuine) I do enjoy What Not to Wear and think […]

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