Despite some misgivings, “Turning Red” – Pixar’s latest offering – takes cues from Chinese culture and Chinese diaspora to create a cute, fiery and emotional film that appeals to a wider audience while representing minority groups for a new generation of Disney lovers.
Comedies, or films in general, usually allow us to escape our own lives for a couple of hours but we can’t help relating to many on some levels. In this case, toxic workplaces. See how these 10 comedy films show how toxic some workplace cultures can be that we either don’t notice or forget about.
“A Tainted Love” is a short story about cross cultural identity and sexuality during the 1980s in the height of the AIDS pandemic.
Happy Chinese New Year!
It’s the Year of the Tiger so we can expect many brands to hop on the trend of using images of tigers and tiger prints in their Lunar New Year collections.
But when they’re also hopping on the trend of releasing products and lines to “celebrate” the New Year, what purpose does it achieve other than pandering to one of their biggest consumer groups? How can some do more for the Chinese and East Asian talent and communities other than use their design skills once a year and attempt to sell them products that only look to boost their sales?
LGBT+ History Month is coming up in February and is a topic I believe needs to be taught in the Early Years. With these 10 books that are perfect for young children to learn about LGBT+ history, people, rights and other issues, I hope you find it useful and inspiring as well as the books to be as lovely as I think they are.
Happy Chinese New Year of the Tiger! Chinese New Year is an extremely popular topic in school, particularly in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Here some excellent, varied and creative activity ideas for you to try with your children as a teacher, parent or carer during this exciting and culturally enriching festival!
Celebrating 20 years since the release of “Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone” film, “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” has been highly anticipated by Potterheads for a long time now. What revelations are revealed in the special? Where are some of the cast members? And why is the absence of J.K. Rowling so weird?
Gender stereotypes in the Early Years and children is a forever ongoing debate. Should toys be “gendered” and marketed more specifically towards one gender as stereotypes dictate? Should children be discouraged from adhering to gender stereotypes as young as the Early Years? My answer to both is no. Read why here.
After months of having to wait to watch the West End revival of one of my favourite musical films “Hairspray” (which I unfortunately didn’t), I finally got to see it on tour at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. But did it live up to my high expectations? Read my review to find out.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the most highly-anticipated film since the final two Avengers outings and it’s obvious why as it combines the multiverse of previous Spider-Man films into a showdown of all showdowns. How will Tom Holland’s Peter Parker clean up this web of a mess he’s got himself into this time? Read my review here.