Friendship: How the Pandemic’s Effects have Changed the Ways We Interact

The pandemic has caused the way we interact with one another and form friendships to change drastically. The social isolation we all experienced during lockdown in the Spring has caused many to change their friendship habits.  According to a BBC article entitled “New research suggests lockdowns are re-shaping our social networks. What does that meanContinue reading “Friendship: How the Pandemic’s Effects have Changed the Ways We Interact”

How James Baldwin’s Identities Inform Giovanni’s Room: the Separation of Race and Sexuality

As a bisexual black man, James Baldwin had rather unique experiences in 1950s America and Paris. Many of these experiences informed the writing of Giovanni’s Room and his other works. Parallels can be drawn between Baldwin’s life and the plot of Giovanni’s Room. Baldwin moved to Paris when he was 24 and fell in loveContinue reading “How James Baldwin’s Identities Inform Giovanni’s Room: the Separation of Race and Sexuality”

How Gender Impacts a Woman’s Time Incarcerated

Roughly 213,000 women and girls and roughly 2 million men and boys are imprisoned in the US. During their incarceration, women often have a very different experience than men do. This is due to a number of factors, most of which stem from their roles as mothers and inadequate services offered to them while incarcerated.Continue reading “How Gender Impacts a Woman’s Time Incarcerated”