Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Book Review One Good Mama Bone Bren McClain University of South Carolina Press, 280 pp., $19.99 McClain’s Critique on Southern Gender Roles The term “toxic masculinity” often gets thrown around on social media as a way of defining the standards to which American...
Visual Arts: Elements of Southern Summers

Visual Arts: Elements of Southern Summers

Like many Southerners, I find comfort in nature and the surrounding elements. Flora, fauna, fire, earth, water, and wind touch us all. As a Georgia native, I find my state’s climate seductive. My favorite season is summer as it’s the perfect time to capture Georgia...
Visual Arts: Blackout Poetix

Visual Arts: Blackout Poetix

Secret Garden: “How hot was the summer? She thought of the battle raging in the past like a secret garden in masquerade.”     What is Blackout Poetry? I discovered “blackout poetry” by accident when I was sifting through quirky ideas on Pinterest. Using the pages from...
Brains Are the New Black

Brains Are the New Black

The Value of Intelligence in the Southern Women’s Wardrobes  The airheaded Southern Belle is practically a Jungian Archetype. Long ago, pop culture shrink-wrapped Southern women in tight wholesome packages, saddling them with ideals of propriety and pride in being the...