Feminist Flashback: Kiki’s Delivery Service (circa 1989)

They say that your favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie is always the first one you watch, and I am at least one example of this phenomenon. I saw the movie Kiki’s Delivery Service when I was twelve and staying at my Grandmother’s air conditioned apartment while we were visiting family in a very humid Illinois. I… Read More

Curl Up With Your Familiar and Read “Switch”

If you’ve been following our site since its beginning (HSA is already one year old! Yay!) you’ll have read Lindsey’s review of Alyssa Cooper‘s short story, “The Motel Room.” Well, Her Story Arc came back for more! Our August Book of the Month selection is Cooper’s new novel, Switch. Switch is the first in a… Read More

Yes, I’m the Dungeon Master. Yes, I’m a Woman.

Once upon a time my boyfriend (now-fiance) and I were sitting on the love seat in his living room, and I noticed a long cardboard cylinder under his TV. I asked what it was and it turned out to be a game I can’t remember the name of, but rolled up inside that game were D20’s and… Read More

The Feminism in Clash of Clans

If you haven’t heard of Clash of Clans already, then I apologize in advance for giving you a new addictive smartphone/tablet game to indulge in. Created by Supercell, the game is available to download for free from Google Play and the App Store. I play with two separate accounts: one on an iPad and one… Read More

Mean Girls + Bewitched = “Witch Bitch”

I have a love/hate relationship with the slush pile of the internet we call Reddit, but every once in awhile I find something pretty darn cool a midst the memes, cat videos, and AMAs. Enter “The Confessions of A Witch Bitch“, a hilarious, up-and-coming web series that is part Mean Girls, part Bewitched, and part office politics. According… Read More