Posts By: Whitney

Congrats Riverdale, Now Do Your Homework

So Riverdale was renewed for a second season. And as I’ve been having some lovely weekly twitter chats with fellow viewers, where we’ve been discussing the shortcomings of this current season. So I thought that maybe I could offer a few suggestions for what you should be thinking about for season 2? 1. Make Jughead

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Riverdale: the Grundy problem

I’ve been watching Riverdale for the last four episodes. I’ve started and stopped so many posts about this show it isn’t funny. About the apparent erasure of Jughead’s identity of being asexual and aromantic (as the comics have spelled out) – as Cole Sprouse spilled in an interview before the show started airing. About how

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It’s 2017, and I’m falling apart.

The irony is, it isn’t even the political stuff. My name is Whitney Drake, and I’m probably in the worst shape I’ve been in the last 4 years. I apologize to anyone who liked hearing about my progress, because there’s a reason I haven’t written about living with Crohns – 2016 was a year of

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To the Young Women of the US, why we march.

I’m going to do something shocking. And repost something I wrote on another social network. I actually posted this on Tumblr and on FB before I put it here. It was prompted by seeing several young women (all 23 and under) sharing right wing memes insulting women who took part in the Womens March(es). It

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Support women. In the US and Worldwide

There’s a copy/paste going around Facebook, sharing a woman’s feelings about why she didn’t march in the Women’s Marches yesterday. Essentially it boiled down to “why would I whine about what I have here, when women around the world have so many fewer rights.” Here’s why it bothers me. It’s an all too common reply

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REVIEW: Hidden Figures (no spoilers)

Yesterday, I went to see Hidden Figures with one of my best friends. We had lunch, talked about writing (dear God, did I ramble and dominate the conversation – what the hell) and then we saw the movie. This review contains no spoilers beyond what you might have seen in commercials. Hidden Figures is a

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The Galaxy is dimmer tonight.

I’d sort of prepared myself for losing Carrie Fisher, after the news broke about her heart attack. But it still didn’t lessen the shock or the sadness when I learned of her death today. It’s easy to say that someone’s just an actor. Just an artist. And I’ve seen plenty of nay-sayers quick to criticize

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Review: MOANA

This last weekend, I was fortunate enough to get to see Disney’s latest animated movie Moana – which is out in theaters today! I wish I could have had this review up earlier – but my basic reaction to the movie was !!!!! And I’m not sure that an entire post of !!!! would have

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The Trump Administration and criticism.

In case you missed it, VP-elect Mike Pence went to Hamilton in New York on Friday night. And was booed by theater goers, hardly surprising since the show attracts a lot of the LGBT community, POC, and allies who champion them. At the end of the show, the cast gave a statement about tolerance and

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What’s with the political posts?

I’ve been writing a lot about politics, which might seem like I’ve come a far way from where I started – blogging about my family. But it’s what’s weighing on my mind, largely in part due to the conversations I’ve had with my children. Do I really want this to be the world my children

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