Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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Roadtrip Snacks!

It’s a big national holiday in the US this week, and whether you’re driving across the state, across the street, or simply taking a mental vacation, we’ve got a little treat for you.

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Mañana Looks Forward, With Hope

With waves of social, political, and environmental turmoil consistently washing ashore, the future feels impossible at times, but sci-fi can help us have a taste

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Afternoon Snack

We are leaning into this whole “November” situation with heartwarmers and underass-fire-lighters (sorry??) in this week’s Afternoon Snack!

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Pressed: A Lockdown Comic

A comic about trying to scrapbook and finding yourself in lockdown again, and turning to nature instead. A little bit about how everyone has put

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