Category Archives: History

Beauty Standards and Gender Roles

As society progresses, beauty standards and gender roles evolve and change. And what gender is has changed as we have come to understand gender as a social construct rather than an immutable feature about oneself. There are many examples of our ideas of beauty present in artwork that date back to pre-recorded history. Standards of [...]

Black Lives Matter, Martin Luther King Jr., and Civil Rights in Los Angeles

In the summer of 2020, nationwide protests erupted in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Floyd’s death and the callus nature of the police officer who killed him ignited anger in many as it showcased yet another example of the unfair treatment marginalized people face at the hands of law enforcement. The Black […]