Deanna Whitlow

  • July 14, 2018By Deanna Whitlow

      Years & Years is a British based synth pop trio that captivated us in 2015 with their debut album, Communion. They’re known for their unique beats and stunning music videos that always feature some sort of effortlessly cool dancing. I remember falling in love with their music after hearing their song “Real” and feeling

  • May 13, 2018By Deanna Whitlow

    Halsey is known as Tumblr’s edgy, alternative golden girl who always has some deep message to share. She has developed a cult following that will basically defend her at any cost. The other day, she tweeted something (that has now been deleted) expressing her disdain in hotels because their shampoos cannot really be used by

  • March 11, 2018By Deanna Whitlow

    A Wrinkle in Time is a beloved children’s chapter book written by Madeleine L’engle. It follows the story of Meg Murry (portrayed by Storm Reid in the film), who goes on an adventure in search of her father who has suddenly disappeared. She has to navigate not only the universe but also her own self-worth.

  • February 16, 2018By Deanna Whitlow

    This poem is pretty ironic, because I’m using words to describe how I sometimes struggle with using words to express myself — I suppose irony is just a part of life. I’ve always been a fairly quiet person, and I find myself feeling like I should have something to say, even when I don’t. I

  • February 12, 2018By Deanna Whitlow

    Amy Schumer has made a name for herself in Hollywood as the “funny” girl that isn’t considered conventionally attractive. She’s based her entire career off of that image, and it’s being translated into her upcoming movie, I Feel Pretty. The film follows the story of Renee, a young woman who struggles with insecurity. One day, she

  • January 22, 2018By Deanna Whitlow

    Tumblr is infamous for taking things with meaning and importance and turning them in to nothing more than an aesthetic. They did that with feminism, and they have done it with the art hoe movement. I’ve never really been a huge fan of Tumblr, but every so often, I’ll open up the app and do

  • December 28, 2017By Deanna Whitlow

    This poem was something I wrote when I was on a whim of creativity. I’ve always been a fairly emotional person, and sometimes that’s something I don’t like about myself. Sometimes I find myself wishing that I didn’t feel every emotion so strongly, and wanting to get rid of that part of me. I’ve always

  • December 18, 2017By Deanna Whitlow

    Recently, I’ve been seeing the discussion about the classic trope of a “manic pixie dream girl”: a quirky female character used solely to develop another character. They usually have no backstory and are presented as an object by the (usually male) protagonist. Growing up reading a lot, I saw these girls everywhere and always saw

  • December 7, 2017By Deanna Whitlow

    As most people have heard, singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez has recently been exposed for raping her ex friend, Timothy Heller. Heller issued a statement on Twitter sharing her story. https://twitter.com/timethyheller/status/937817806216691713 Martinez quickly replied (also on Twitter) with a paragraph long response that was more of her trying to justify her actions instead of an actual apology. https://twitter.com/MelanieLBBH/status/937949003777372162

  • November 18, 2017By Deanna Whitlow

    Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite stories. My favorite quote is when the rose Alice meets says, “Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?” when discussing Alice and why she seems so different. I often find myself feeling like Alice, and I’m sure others do as well. So I wrote this poem

  • November 5, 2017By Deanna Whitlow

    Since I’ve really become serious about pursuing a career in writing, there’s this thing I do where I think about what my memoir would be like. Specifically, if I had to write it this second. When I think about it, I start to feel like it would be so ridiculously uneventful that it ends up

  • October 26, 2017By Deanna Whitlow

    I remember the first time I was introduced to the writing of John Green. I was casually scrolling through Tumblr, when I came across a text post of people discussing The Fault in Our Stars. I read the whole thing and had the entire plot of the book spoiled for me. Despite that, I still