A short piece about the film Beatriz at Dinner, in Little White Lies' 75th issue, written in response to the following prompt:
If you had the most influential people in the world as a captive audience for the length of a single film – we’re talking about politicians, industry leaders, tech giants, celebrities, diplomats; the people with what you might define as possessing power (whatever that is these days) – what would you screen to them, and why?
Interview with Morgan Phillips aka The Sucklord in Smith Journal issue 21.
The day I sat down to write this story, something amazing was happening on Twitter.
Jessica Hopper, a music critic, editor and my friend/hero/mentor, tweeted a call-out to her followers: Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn’t “count”?
Within a day she had over 400 responses from women of all ages, but one in particular really stood out to me. Emma Garland, a fellow music writer, replied to Jessica, “high school, aged 12, having to reel off a detailed list of album/song titles before any boy would accept that i liked green day”Read More