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Mindy Kaling hits the nail on why representation is important

One of the most interesting things that happened at the Sundance Film Festival (at least in my opinion) was the Serious Women panel where New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum spoke to comedic heavyweights Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Jenji Kohan and Kristen Wiig about writing, sexism in the industry among other things. 512 more words

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Why My Heart Bleeds for Baga

I have been covering news about Nigeria for a year and a half and through all the turmoil that I have seen, today was the first time that I broke down in tears. 863 more words

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Town Bans Beauty Pageants and It Makes A Hella Lot of Sense

We’re still on the high from Miss South Africa winning Miss World and while it’s good exposure and a well deserved achievement for a beautiful, smart woman like Rolene Strauss, the news about the town of Chilvilcoy, Argentina who decided to ban beauty pageants enticed me much more. 273 more words

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