The Facing Project was launched by the USAC Community Service Commission in order to create awareness in the UCLA community about the challenges and social stigmas faced by marginalized communities through the art of storytelling. Each year, the Facing Project gathers writers and storytellers in order to create a book that talks about the experiences of the community the group has chosen to focus on. The editor-in-chief, Nicolette Olson, told us more about the Facing Project’s newest book centered on LGBTQ+ stories.
The movie shown by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Center aimed to push back against the manipulation of Joan of Arc’s legacy for xenophobic purposes, and to show audiences who Joan truly was.
Fashion magazines play a heavy role in influencing American standards of beauty, so yellowfaced, whitewashed photo shoots like Kloss’ are particularly damaging. In order to uphold fashion’s legacy as an artistic form of empowerment, Vogue and magazines like it need accurately portray diverse models with whom all American women can identify.
The American Girl company’s strides in diversity, inclusiveness, and education aim to inspire young girls, especially artists, to take control of their lives and stand up for causes they believe in through artistic self-expression.
“Mulan” told me that I, as well as my culture, had just as much value as any other I’d seen on screen. However, movies like “Mulan” are rare exceptions.