am sure that many are aware of drag queens through programs like RuPaul’s Drag Race. However, another drag show has truly proven to contain almost every walk of life found under the LGBTQ+ banner. This show is Dragula, which can be found on Netflix. It is about celebrating the more unusual and extreme drag through grueling competition that are often the things of nightmare. At the end of the series, they crown one drag winner.
Cold Case Files is a series built around the re-examination of long-unsolved crimes and the journeys of law enforcement personnel who reopened them. If you love true crime then you will love this show. I finished it in a week on one of my Netflix binges. It embodies the way investigations unravel with witnesses, new information, and science helping lead detectives in new directions. Directions that lead to the conviction of the perpetrators of those crimes. Crimes that had previously been unsolved for many years. The conviction of these criminals give the family the closure they seek and the community of the victims find peace at long last.
October is domestic violence awareness month. Recently the podcast at my university, PEP Talk, covered a local organization that assist those that are affected by domestic violence. They talked about how in the year 1994 that efforts were made to help prevent violence against women. Funding was made available and nonprofits were able to expand their operations. However, many still face the crisis of domestic violence. Examples of this crisis can be found in the Me Too movement that spread across the world.
As a college student, I can attest to loving some college courses and not loving others. However, this past semester I had one of my favorite course since the start of my college career. The course was based on the political and economic development in Latin America because this region of world despite its vast resources, the region still lacks economic and cultural prosperities.
Historically, Latin America was colonized by several European countries that sent resources and goods back to their countries without compensation to natives. This put the region in a disadvantage when it came to early economic power after revolution from their colonial masters because their resources were still in the control of the colonials via land grants or money for the goods that did receive payment vs. the native who worked the land. Those that held the power on the resources took advantage of these infant governments and made the governing to their advantage despite the cut ties to their European ancestors. This continued the viscous cycle of the average population not receiving benefits of more open trading and economic opportunities in the world. A cycle which still is in effect today.
We all go through rough patches. Patches were it seems impossible to pick ourselves up again, because we can’t see the end of the tunnel. However, it is never too late to get over a rough patch. You may just need a little pick me up, and some help. A show that truly shows the belief in this is Queer Eye, which you can find on Netflix now. It reminds us all that the we all need a little pick me up, which makes this the perfect show to watch when you need a smile. Don’t believe me? Then here are 5 reasons on why you should watch Queer Eye when you need a pick me up.