Overcoming the Existential Vacuum

The resolution of the problem of death and authenticity in ‘The Catcher in the Rye‘ and ‘The Outsider‘. The Catcher in the Rye is emblematic of the existential discomfort of young adulthood. Haunted by the death of his brother Allie, the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, finds himself in deep existential isolation from the rest of society.Continue reading “Overcoming the Existential Vacuum”

“Ain’t I a Woman?” – Rihanna’s Challenge to the Patriarchy

Disclaimer: This article was written from and for a femme-presenting perspective. Introduction Diversity, inclusivity. These terms have been discussed countless times in the last half-century or so, with various degrees of success. More recently, the beauty industry has incorporated these values in their marketing campaigns. Nevertheless, the diversity and inclusivity of campaigns rarely spilled-over inContinue reading ““Ain’t I a Woman?” – Rihanna’s Challenge to the Patriarchy”