National Arab American Heritage Month

What is National Arab American Heritage Month? (credit to our recent MEDIAGIRLS post on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter) This month is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM), and we at MEDIAGIRLS would like to take the time to acknowledge the significance of this month-long observance. Most essentially, we would like to see how it is […]

Turning Red

If you haven’t seen the film yet, Pixar’s Turning Red is receiving substantial recognition across all forms of media. Turning Red tells the story of 13-year old Meilin “Mei” Lee and her experiences with “puberty, cultural expectations, and her newfound tendency to turn into a giant red panda when overtaken by emotion” (NYTimes). Taking MEDIAGIRLS’ […]

Women’s History Month

What is Women’s History Month? It’s March, so let’s not forget about Women’s History Month! Before we dive into how you can engage in the celebration of this month on social media, I’ll provide a brief background on what women’s history month is and why it’s important not only for our MEDIAGIRLS community but as […]

#BlackJoy

As we begin the month of March and mark the end of Black History Month, I’d like to commemorate its meaning with an inspirational and impactful form of resistance. Motivated by and credited to a MEDIAGIRLS Instagram post made this past week (@mediagirls), which refers to which Black TikTokers you should follow, and credited to […]

Enchanting Themes of Encanto

If you’ve interacted with social media lately, you’d know that references to the film Encanto are everywhere. If it’s not for the hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” you’ll hear about “Surface Pressure.” Most importantly, you’ll hear and witness the conversations sparking about this film’s accurate or authentic representation of the Madrigal family, and […]

MCU Deaf Representation

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is receiving a lot of praise over the release of its newest film, Eternals. In an attempt to not spoil the film for those who have not seen it yet, the film has given many of us something we’ve been waiting a long time for. It’s known that the film provides […]

Five Incredible Follows for this Indigenous People’s Day

Fast approaching is one of America’s most complicated and controversial federal holidays: Columbus Day. Commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, the modern world essentially begins here. However, we as a culture tend to overlook the bloodshed that shaped the colonial exchange and ultimately led to the founding of the United States. In […]

TikTok’s Troubling Beauty Standards

Social media has a messy relationship with, well, most tenets of reality; the priority is often less an accurate depiction of a person or the world, but a version of the aforementioned that maximizes attention and interest. This is especially true of a platform like TikTok, where users have mere minutes to make an impression […]

TikTok Made Me Buy It

TikTok is a massive juggernaut in the pop cultural arena. Millions of people around the world are active on the app, and naturally, advertisers and marketers are eager to tap into this market, especially the younger demographic that may include your girl+. In this article, we’ll break down the commercialism of TikTok and the strategies […]