Some Thoughts on Catalonia

An intentional complication There are 4 major areas to consider regarding the current situation in Spain, where the region of Catalonia recently held a referendum on a declaration of independence: the economic reasons for Spain's insistence on retaining Catalonia, the questions arising from a newly independent Catalonia with regards to the European Union, with an… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Catalonia

Starting with the Bechdel Test

Let's start a conversation with the Bechdel Test. Now I might be beating a dead horse here, but I've recently realized that knowledge of the Bechdel Test is not as widespread as I thought it was. I'll drop it into conversation and people will suddenly look confused and I'll have to backtrack and explain what… Continue reading Starting with the Bechdel Test

Building the “Personal Brand” — On Internships

"You want to contribute to their brand. You like the work you're doing, you believe it is worthy of your time and effort, and you wish to support it with your labor. [... I]t can very easily feel as if you are simply handing over the fruits of your labor and maintaining little-to-no ownership of them, thus undermining your own brand by giving your work away."