Every Friday we will feature the inspiring books, movies, TV shows, and other works of art you have to check out. Please share your suggestions below!
Can anyone remember what life like before Marvel films got good and started dropping every 3 to 6 months? I sure as hell can’t , but I’m pretty cool with it! Now that there are heroes running around the screen who look or feel like people I can identify with, from T’Challa to Peter Parker, but now we finally get to root for a female-led adventure. Not the love interest of the lead, nor the bff, but the sure-fire HERO. It’s going to be wonderful if Marvel continues their streak (not counting Thor 2) of knocking it out of the park. If you haven’t seen the trailer already it is below!
My girl Jesse first introduced me to the subject of this Uproxx piece over the weekend. While we did our beauty routine in my bathroom. we listened to Jackie Michele Johnson’s”Natch Beaut” ( i.e. natural beauty), a podcast dedicated to cruelty-free, vegan beauty and exploring how women are taking care of themselves. Jackie’s podcast is a riot, she’s hilarious and her dedication to joy in our mucky world is a gift. Read the profile of Ms. Johnson here.
Black women often aren’t afforded the space to be securely confident, so when we stand up for ourselves, or refuse to bow down, the world usually feels like it is on the verge of an implosion. I really appreciated this piece in Essence that utilizes the cases of Serena Williams and Janet Jackson in order to address the frustrating conundrum of being self-assured while black and female. It’s quite the read, and you can check it out here.
That’s it for this week’s Media Prep! I hope you enjoy your weekend and set aside some time do what makes your heart soar. You got this!