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PREA and LGBTQ Bodies

  The past few years have brought heightened attention to sexual abuse, and sexual harassment thanks to the #MeToo movement. While news reports highlighted more and more highly respectable men in power taking advantage of the women around them; bringing more… Continue Reading →

Loop Hole in Sexual Assault Laws in North Carolina

In North Carolina there are still laws that allow sex offenders, rapists, and predators to avoid any jail time in instances of sexual assault and harassment. Prior to 2019, it was legal to spike someone’s drink and not be penalized… Continue Reading →

Final Project: The Casting Couch

With my final project, I wanted to use this as a chance to reconnect myself with my first topic of the semester (and my career!), theatre.I created a type of living art piece that symbolizes the joke those in the… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Bodylorists of Hampton Roads Instagram

  Check out @bodyloristsofhr to view the full project! With each photo is also a portion of the interview with an important message. You do not have to be a member of Instagram to view this art. To start this… Continue Reading →

Root Causes of Violence: Unpacking Treatment of the Female Body

Katharine Young coined the term “bodylore” to encompass the study and discourses of the social construction of the body (Young 1993).  Our bodies, of course belong to us, as the vessels in which we move through life, but our bodies… Continue Reading →

America: Where Fame Is Currency

Accusation against elite and powerful men are stacking up in Hollywood. Uniquely in the public history of American sexual-assault claims, the accusers are winning public support over the accused, and seeing actual consequences. But to what importance is the downfall… Continue Reading →

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