Review of Shobha Rao's Girls Burn Brighter

The Light Within: A Review of Shobha Rao’s GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter is an intense story of survival and sisterhood.  And so much more.  Set in India against a backdrop of a strict caste system, arranged marriages, and harsh poverty, the two main characters of Rao’s poetic story develop an unlikely friendship that proves to be an enduring constant on which they Read More

purity myth

The Purity Myth – A Brief Review of the Documentary

The Purity Myth (2011) – Jessica Valenti’s documentary (based on her 2009 book of the same name) unraveling the myth that virginity is the ultimate measure of a woman’s character. Not only does abstinence-only education not work but it actually can do some major damage to a girl’s sense of agency and self-worth. The purity movement Read More