Camryn Garrett, Women's Media Center

Camryn Garrett

Women's Media Center

Menomonie, WI, United States

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Past articles by Camryn:

White women were recognized in Hollywood this year, but what about women of color?

As a woman of color, I feel like I have to make a choice when I watch movies. Critically acclaimed movies made by and about women don’t completely allow me to see myself. → Read More

We need to talk about race and gender in Stranger Things

Even though more women and people of color are featured in this season, the fact that they were added in and of itself doesn’t make the show more progressive. → Read More

Female characters still lack agency in films

A new study found that most female characters could be removed from a film's narrative without significantly disrupting the plot. This suggests that even when women do show up in films, they don’t really have any agency. → Read More

Black Lives Matter Is The Bare Minimum

Last week, a video was released of a police officer killing 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. He was armed, but Louisiana is an open carry state. The → Read More

Things I Want Kehlani To Know

Chris Brown, and other men like him, are cowards. Only a coward would toss a cheap punch against a top-notch player. → Read More

Why Beyoncé's 'Formation' Matters For Girls Like Me

"Formation" is proof that the things I hope for exist. Proof that I can speak out about things that are plaguing black Americans in an artistic and beautiful way. Proof that a black woman can build an empire for herself. → Read More

How Eddie Redmayne Helped Remind Me That There's So Much To Live For

Eddie Redmayne reminds me of everything that's bright and beautiful in this world. And whenever I feel like I can't make it anymore, I sing One Day More from Les Mis. I try to remind myself that, if I can stay one more day, I'll have the chance to be like Jane Villanueva. → Read More

5 Reasons Why 'Selma' Is More Than Just A Film

Because of what has been going on, it was easier to feel like the events of the past were connecting with those of the present. It felt like the film gave insight as to what people of color are dealing with today.... → Read More

Dear 'Annie' Remake Creators: Thank You

To see the incredibly talented Quvenzhané singing "Tomorrow" in the trailer gives me hope. Maybe we'll see more starring roles for people of color in the future. Maybe a little girl will see the movie and see herself. Perhaps this wi... → Read More

24 Powerful Reactions To Leelah Alcorn's Death

Leelah pleaded with readers of the note to take action after her death. "The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren't treated the way I was, they're treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights."... → Read More

Why Shonda Rhimes' Shows Give Me Hope For The Entertainment Industry

The best part isn't that all of these different types of people are included in these shows. It's that their differences aren't harped on, over and over again.... → Read More

5 Lessons I've Learned From Humans of New York

It's easy to ignore what's going on around you, and to let people and events fade into one gigantic blur. But if you take a moment to observe, to really stop and give people some attention, you could learn a whole lot.... → Read More

Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington And Me

When a magazine calls a woman with pale eyes and hair beautiful, I don't have any problem agreeing. They are beautiful. We all are. But what many magazines fail to realize is that there's more than one brand of beauty.... → Read More

5 Excuses About Justin Bieber That I'm Just Not Buying

Bieber has gotten himself in a bit of trouble. As a result, Beliebers have gone haywire. They've been rushing to defend their idol on social media websites like Twitter. The worst and best part is that they seem to be running out of excuses for their idol's behavior. → Read More

Don't Let the Haters Bring You Down

The first time I told someone about my dream of being a writer, I was told that I needed to learn to love criticism. Why on Earth would I love hearing someone point out everything that was wrong with my story? Then we started to peer edit each other's work in school. → Read More