FEM FINDS: Media Must-Haves curated by FEM Members

FEM FINDS, FEM’s brand new story series via FEM’s Instagram, gives a glimpse into the media FEM Members are consuming and loving lately. In a highly digitized world, it’s easy to get lost in choices. FEM has the solution for you:

The following article contains images with quote transcriptions and image descriptions for FEM FINDS story series content posted during the month of October. All quotes are anonymous.

Stay tuned for monthly updates on our compilation of FEM FINDS. 

Cover Image: Applies to all story posts unless otherwise indicated

Image description: Image is a 9:16 ratio rectangular story graphic. Background is light pink. All text is dark orange. Double lined dark orange border surrounds central text. Below the subtext is faint orange line design. In the bottom right corner of the graphic is an orange arrow pointing right.

Text description: Central text states, “FEM FINDS.” Subheading text states, “What are FEM Members loving lately?” 

Recommendations graphic image description: Structure/format of all graphics indicating recommendations and quotes is the same. Image description applied here to format is indicative of all image descriptions for recommendation graphics unless otherwise specified:

Graphic is 9:16 ratio rectangular graphic. Background is light pink. Graphic contains two pictures and borders per picture accompanied by relevant quotes. Quote text is burnt orange. Border behind the pictures is black border meant to represent the look of a film camera. Pictures are set at top and bottom of graphics.

Saturday, October 10th 2020

Top image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Nice White Parents’ podcast cover photo: photo has beige background with red apple in the center. Top text states ‘Nice White Parents.’ Bottom text says, “NYT’ (top). Other photo includes the cover of ‘Feeling Cool and Normal’ EP. Fraxiom is posed sitting with various pink and red graphics surrounding them. 

Top text description: 

Quote in recommendation of ‘Nice White Parents’ podcast: “‘Nice White Parents’ is a NYT podcast about the influence of white parents on New York’s (and the US’ more broadly) public and private school systems; it’s a limited series and only 5 episodes. SUPER interesting and informative”

Quote in recommendation of ‘Feeling Cool and Normal’ EP by Fraxiom: “‘Feeling Cool and Normal’ EP by Fraxiom! Tongue-in-cheek tech heavy pop by non-binary artist/up and coming pop star Fraxiom 🙂 Very energetic, very fun, very cathartic.”

Bottom image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Betty’ HBO screencap photo: photo is of two skateboarders sitting on the pavement by their skateboards. Other photo includes a screenshot of the aforementioned video critique of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ by Ruben Angel. Ruben Angel is posed in front of a camera speaking with room wall decor behind them.

Bottom text description: 

Quote in recommendation of ‘Betty’ tv show on HBO: “‘Betty’ is a TV show on HBO about a friend group of girl skateboarders that’s super queer, refreshingly hilarious and relatable, and will make you want to join a skating group with no men allowed!”

Quote in recommendation of youtuber Ruben Angel: “I recently watched this YouTube video by Ruben Angel (he/they) a queer Latinx podcaster, youtuber, etc. The video I watched was ‘The Umbrella Academy & The Women in Refrigerators Trope,’ which was a critique of the Umbrella Academy and how it follows the women in fridges trope by having women face violence disproportionately in order to advance the plot of male characters.”

Saturday, October 17th 2020

Top image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Velour: The Drag Magazine’ promo photo: photo is of two gloved/ringed hands holding ‘Velour’ book. Design on the book is a drawing of Sasha Velour over a red backdrop. Text states ‘Velour: The Drag Magazine.’ Other photo includes the cover image of ‘Black Frasier’ podcast: drawing of Phoebe Robinson’s head over a purple backdrop. Text on drawing states, ‘Black Frasier with Phoebe Robinson.’

Top text description: 

Quote in recommendation of ‘Velour’: “‘’Velour: The Drag Magazine,’ a magazine/coffee table book by drag queen Sasha Velour that’s chock full of queer art, history, and theory. From poems to comic strips to illustrated opinion pieces, there’s so much good material here, all from queer people.”

Quote in recommendation of ‘Black Frasier with Phoebe Robinson’ podcast: “‘’Black Frasier with Phoebe Robinson’: A hybrid interview-audience Q&A podcast hosted by stand-up comedian Phoebe Robinson; the podcast tackles numerous topics from Black beauty and hair; friendship; motherhood; politics; and student debt, to name a few. Even though the topics are heavy, Phoebe always keeps things light and accessible but never loses sight of the seriousness of behind the topics she discusses.”

Bottom image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Tampopo;’ cover image: drawn graphic of various people over yellow background with red ‘Tampopo’ text. Other photo includes a photo from @thedaintyfunk/Maud’s Instagram: Maud adorns makeup look with complete face covered in purple, pink, orange, teal, and black shapes over white base.

Bottom text description:

Quote in recommendation of ‘Tampopo’: “‘’Tampopo’ – a 1985 Japanese comedy/western that explores the hilarious, sexual, nurturing, and vindictive textures of food through a story about a truck driver and a widowed ramen shop owner.”

Quote in recommendation of artist @thedaintyfunk/Maud: “Also @thedaintyfunk/Maud (they/them) on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. They are a filmmaker, makeup artist, performer, poet (from their twitter bio). They are super talented, do some incredible makeup looks, and have some amazing videos on Tiktok of their poems.”

Saturday, October 24th 2020

Top image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Ologies’ podcast cover image: black and white drawings of various objects including mushrooms, spider, beaker, and more surround main black text stating ‘Ologies.’ Backdrop is light beige. Other photo includes a photo of Serena Isioma: Serena sits in front of a red backdrop holding a guitar in a portraiture style photo.

Top text description: 

Quote in recommendation of ‘Ologies’ podcast: “‘Ologies’ podcast! Super interesting indie podcast with Alie Ward that interviews ‘ologists;’ people who study ‘the study of’: everything from felinology (cats) to anthropodermic biocodicology (human skin books)”

Quote in recommendation of musical artist Serena Isioma: “Serena Isioma (she/they) is an underrated Nigerian artist! Their music features indie instrumentals with some retro sounds. Her most popular song is ‘sensitive’ and I recommend ‘move’ and ‘hard.’”

Bottom image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Graphics showcased for each recommendation include ‘Magical Girl Friendship Squad’ cover image: various cartoon-style characters centered over blue backdrop. Other photo includes a promotional graphic for ‘Ganja and Hess:’ Black outlines resembling two people close together overlaid over yellow, pink, and green mirage of colors.

Bottom text description:

Quote in recommendation of ‘Magical Girl Friendship Squad’: “‘Magical Girl Friendship Squad!’ It’s an adult cartoon on SYFY that’s a parody of the magical girl genre! The show’s about how two millennial woc navigate their everyday lives as new magical guardians while struggling with things like rent, job security, and health care!”

Quote in recommendation of ‘Ganja and Hess:’ “Great for Halloween is ‘Ganja and Hess’ directed by Bill Gun which I watched last night. It’s a technicolor, sensual, psychedelic vampire flick. It prioritizes sensation and feeling over plot, and balances camp and tragedy in a way that makes you feel destroyed by the end. A Kanopy gem!”

Saturday, October 31st 2020

Halloween Cover Image

Image description: Image is a 9:16 ratio rectangular story graphic. Background is orange. All text is dark grey color. Double lined dark orange border surrounds central text. Below the subtext is faint orange line design. On top of central text is animated black “Halloween” text where a moon eclipsing serves as the “O.”

Text description: Central text states, “FEM FINDS.” Subheading text states, “What are FEM Members loving lately?”

Top image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image besides replacement of pink to orange background (see above). Graphics showcased for each recommendation include @tifftheghost art shared on Instagram: various drawings of Halloween motifs such as pumpkins, ghosts, bats, and skeletons drawn over black backdrop. Other photo includes a cover image for ‘Turn off the Light.’ A single pale hand with long green nails extends from a black backdrop.

Top text description:

Quote in recommendation of @tifftheghost on Instagram: “@tifftheghost on instagram is an artist with really cute halloween stickers, prints and designs. There are little ghost ones and ‘Hereditary’ ones, lots of cute stuff”

Quote in recommendation of ‘Turn Off the Light’ by Kim Petras: “Kim Petras’s ‘Turn Off the Light!’ Fun clubby mixes with Halloween themes, perfect to put on with some colored lights and vibe out on Pumpkin Night”

Bottom image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image besides replacement of pink to orange background (see above). Graphics showcased for each recommendation include still from ‘The Owl House:’ two cartoon-style characters ride off from an oblivion of red, blue, and purple sky. Other photo includes still from ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor.’ Protagonist played by actress Victoria Pedretti stands in a garden looking back.

Bottom text description:

Quote in recommendation of ‘The Owl House:’ “‘The Owl House’ on Disney Channel is a really cute animated show that has a bi Latina main character, and denounces uniformity and authority in a magical world with witches and demons (but it’s not scary)”

Quote in recommendation of ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor:’ “‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ on Netflix is the second season of ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ The premise is pretty creepy and scary, but the show is so well made and done. There is a really cute/tragic wlw storyline that’s amazing to watch develop.”

Halloween End Photo

Image description: Image is a 9:16 ratio rectangular story graphic. Background is orange. All text is black. Text is found on the right side border as well as at the bottom of the graphic.

Text description: Left border text states, “FEM FINDS!” Bottom graphic text states, “Now tell us…what are you loving this Halloween?” 

End Photo: Applies to all story posts unless otherwise indicated

Image description: Image is a 9:16 ratio rectangular story graphic. Background is orange. All text is light pink. Text is found on the right side border as well as at the bottom of the graphic.
Text description: Left border text states, “FEM FINDS!” Bottom graphic text states, “Now tell us…what are you loving lately?”

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