The Problem With the Makeover Trope

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Brigita Przybylski ** Warning: Spoilers ahead! ** A woman takes off her glasses, lets down her hair and… BOOM! Magically she’s attractive. Whenever a wardrobe montage or makeover scene comes on screen, I roll my eyes. Not only is the makeover trope in movies dated and offensive, it leads audiences…… Continue reading The Problem With the Makeover Trope

Looking Inward: Our Self Portraits

Photo by Niko Navalta By Niko Navalta, Aidan Hurley, Rosie Lopolito, Angie Shenouda, Brigita Przybylski, Kleigh Balugo, Tracy Fuentes A self portrait is often a clear indication of how an artist perceives themselves. In the spirit of alone, we asked contributors to create self portraits that represent their relationship with themselves when no one else…… Continue reading Looking Inward: Our Self Portraits

Loneliness on the Big Screen

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Brigita Pryzbylski ** Warning: Spoilers ahead! ** We grow up on the promise of happily ever afters, an unrealistic and unattainable idea fed to us through movies with romantic fairytale endings. These stories can make us feel lonely and unhappy when comparing them to our own lives. We all innately crave…… Continue reading Loneliness on the Big Screen

You Met Me In Winter

Photo by Brigita Przybylski By Brigita Przybylski You met me in winterMy least favorite seasonThe snow, the cold, and a million other reasonsThat was one of the first things I told you,That I get cold way too easilyAnd wish it were warmer more frequently With my face buried into my unflattering coatYou brought up why…… Continue reading You Met Me In Winter

Where “The Bachelor” Fails in Representation

Photo by Brigita Przybylski By Brigita Przybylski It is no secret that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have had problems with racism and a lack of casting diversity, for both the leads and contestants. But it was surprising to realize that the first women to ever host The Bachelorette were former bachelorettes Tayshia Adams (season…… Continue reading Where “The Bachelor” Fails in Representation

Disability and Representation in “Hawkeye”

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Brigita Przybylski Disney+’s Hawkeye, a six-episode Marvel TV series released on November 24th, focuses on Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). Although recent Marvel content like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals have brought much-needed representation to Marvel, Hawkeye expands on…… Continue reading Disability and Representation in “Hawkeye”

Kindergarten Turns One!

Nearly 200 posts, 12 issues, and one year later, here we are at the first anniversary of Kindergarten Mag! In order to commemorate this moment, editors Tracy and Kleigh asked contributors questions about their time at Kindergarten and their experiences in the past year. Celebrate with us as we reminisce about Kindergarten’s growth and look…… Continue reading Kindergarten Turns One!

Home Feels like I’m Frozen in Time

Photo by Brigita Przybylski By Brigita Przybylski Home feels like I’m frozen in time The days all blend into each other  Like smeared charcoal  And neighbors stay inside  The suburban streets barren  Yet their houses are also empty of   Life or light Making me question If I can freeze time An hourglass on its side …… Continue reading Home Feels like I’m Frozen in Time