Author Archives: Erica

About Erica

Erica McGillivray spends too much contemplating the socioeconomic importance of the bananaphone. Ring, ring, ring. Bananaphone. She loves cats, soap opera plots in comic books, and dreams of flying in the stars. Erica loves being a community manager.

17 Books to Build Your Social Justice Knowledge

In light of our current climate, I wanted to share some of my favorite books to up your social justice knowledge and walk in someone else’s shoes for a while. This is in no way a complete list. But all … Continue reading

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My 10 #GivingTuesday Charity Recommendations

There are a lot of great charities out there, but here’s 10 (in no particular order) that I suggest you donate to this Giving Tuesday. A lot of these organizations I either know the people behind them, have been a … Continue reading

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Don’t Accidentally Give Credit to Hate Sites

Dear friends, Thank you for stopping the normalization of Trump and his white supremacists pals. Thank you for keeping posting about fraud, national security risks, personal safety problems, and more. Keeping doing it. However, you need to stop linking to … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Surviving Being Laid Off

Being laid off sucks. One moment you’re working away, and the next, you’re being told you’re done. It feels like a breakup. That’s how I’ve described my many emotions to friends and my Spotify recommendations seem to agree. The company … Continue reading

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Why We Need Stories Like Star Trek: Not Really a Review of Star Trek: Beyond

The future is what we can see. The future is what we dream of. The future is the future we write about in our stories, whether they’re film, books, comics, or another medium. We don’t have to look further than … Continue reading

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Parents-Children: Into My Frozen Heart

A 7am flight out of Boston equals torture for this West Coast night owl who hasn’t been there long enough to adjust to the time zone. (Which is approximately a week for the East Coast and about three days for … Continue reading

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Film Deadpool Is Not a Pansexual Icon

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Deadpool movie since seeing it last weekend. It was not one of my favorite Marvel-based movies. Many people found the movie transgressive, as an R-rated risk for Marvel properties and a reaction against … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2015 & Think You Should Read in 2016

If you don’t already have them on your shelf or on your to-read list. 🙂 This year, according to Goodreads, I read 122 books. My goals this year were to keep better track of the comic books I’ve read and … Continue reading

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Eulogy for My Grandfather

Grandfathers are put into our lives in order to make better sense of the universe. And my Grandfather certainly shaped the universe for myself and the rest of our family. Astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains our position in the universe … Continue reading

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Wrapped in Rainbows: An Inclusive Robot and Real Progress

Last Friday, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage for all adults regardless of gender, Moz was one of the brands who decided to rainbowfy their social media icons. Now, you might be surprised to learn … Continue reading

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