Beyond the Male Gaze

With YWCA Greater Austin’s upcoming end of year event, Solidarity: Beyond the Male Gaze, it is important to break down the history of the male gaze as well as the progression of the idea first coined by Laura Mulvey. In 1975 Mulvey published “Visual Pleasure in narrative Cinema” which began a new conversation in film…

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Revisiting A Stolen History: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Earlier this year we celebrated the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples and with that, we celebrate the many contributions, successes, and fierce history of the Indigenous nations. With Thanksgiving day fast approaching, I thought it necessary and vitally important to revisit the importance of Indigenous peoples and their representation. As written previously, the film…

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Fighting in Solidarity: YWCAs of Texas Urge You to Vote

YWCAs across Texas are on a mission to encourage you to prioritize women/girls, trans, non-binary, and people of color with your vote this year. Through a get out the vote video project, YWCAs across the stare are wanting you to vote with Texas women, rans, non-binary, and people of color in mind. Women are the…

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