Lindz Amer (Communication ’14) centers queer narratives through children’s media. Their webseries “Queer Kid Stuff,” which introduces kids to LGBTQ+ and social justice issues, was a 2018 Webby honoree. Amer’s passion for this work was fueled partly by a local elementary school canceling a show they directed while at Northwestern.
Northwestern instructor Riva Lehrer is an artist who focuses on the socially challenged body. Her recent memoir tells her story of growing up with spina bifida. It won the Barbellion Prize for ill and disabled voices in writing and is a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
Evelyn Molina Pérez (SESP ’19) crafts handmade jewelry through her business, Girasolas. Pieces are usually shaped with wire and inspired by patterns in nature. The business launched when Molina Pérez was a junior year at Northwestern, rediscovering a childhood passion when looking for ways to destress.
Michael Moreci (School of Professional Studies ‘07) has spent over a decade writing comics for established IP’s like Star Wars, Stranger Things, and Superman. Over the past five years, he has published his own original work, including ventures into science fiction and horror.
Researcher Verónica Dávila Ellis (Weinberg Doctorate ’20) discusses Latinx music and representation in academic spaces. Dávila Ellis is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College and the co-founder of the transfeminist pop culture podcast, “The Plátano Diaries.”
From manga to movies, The Monthly’s staff shares our international recommendations. From Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía’s to Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo, here are arts and entertainment picks we think you’ll enjoy.
Assistant Sports Editor John Riker explains how Marvel’s “WandaVision” is breaking new ground for our film and TV column. Riker examines the show’s strengths, and explores what the Disney+ series signals for the future of the franchise’s cinematic universe.
For our music column, In Focus Editor Wilson Chapman reminisces about “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” in a review of Drake’s latest EP. Chapman breaks down the tracks on “Scary Hours 2,” and comments on this sequel project compares to its predecessor.