SCAD Connector Column: Shedding your shell

Picture this: a room filled with strangers sharing personal stories that induce tears, laughter, heartache and that gooey feeling that rises from your gut when you feel like you completely understand what this other humanbeing is saying. This isn’t therapy or Alcoholics Anonymous. This is Carapace. Carapace is a group of Atlanta storytellers that usuallyContinue reading “SCAD Connector Column: Shedding your shell”

Womenetics: Interview with Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

A native of Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy grew up knowing that women faced the threat of acid attacks. But it wasn’t until much later in life that the severity of these attacks and the awareness of the circumstances behind them prompted her to co-direct the documentary that won her an Oscar at this years’ Academy Awards.Continue reading “Womenetics: Interview with Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy”

BURNAWAY: Review of T. Lang’s Mother/Mutha

It started with a not uncommon conversation: What’s your favorite curse word? Family members and friends went around in a circle and proclaimed the usual shits, damns, and bitches to laughter and nodding. But whenmotherfucker was proudly exclaimed, the energy shifted. An uncle (who, conveniently, is also a professor) took a moment to drop a little bit of knowledge aboutContinue reading “BURNAWAY: Review of T. Lang’s Mother/Mutha”