The Promise, Hollywood’s first blockbuster about the Armenian genocide, hits theaters this weekend. The film deserves applause in spite of critics’ poor reviews. Check out this interview on Rising Up with Sonali to hear more about the controversy surrounding the film, what it does well and where it falls short.
If you’re in the LA area (and have a radio!), this interview will air on KPFK, 90.7 FM, on Monday, April 24, which is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, between 8–9 AM.
Today at the FLY Leadership Conference at Cal State LA, I presented on ending sexism. I’ve posted the link to the Prezi here as a resource for those who attended. All are welcome to check it out!
My essay “After Your Great-Grandmother Tita” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Exposition Review. The Pushcart is a prestigious literary award and I’m honored to be a amongst the 200K or so who have been nominated. Winners will be announced in the spring. While it’d be amazing to receive this recognition, what really matters — as I’ve heard multiple writers say over and over — is that I keep writing!
The new film Collateral Beauty does interesting things with fatherhood. But what about the moms? Read my review published by Bitch to find out: Does the “Collateral Beauty” of Fatherhood Come at the Expense of Mothers?
As buzz about the Oscars begins to swirl, consider my review of Jackie, published by Bitch: Oscar Contender “Jackie” Is Good, But Not Good Enough.