Author: Melissa Da Costa

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The Latest Disney Controversy: Why Are People Mad About Mulan?

The Latest Disney Controversy: Why Are People Mad About Mulan?

As much as we loved Disney's latest Mulan reboot (read the review here), it's garnered a whole lot of criticism and highlighted a human rights issue t [...]
The Wait Is Over: Mulan 2020

The Wait Is Over: Mulan 2020

After months of anticipation, and numerous mentions on Essential Millennial about it (here and here), the wait is finally over. Disney's Mulan 2020 li [...]
Trump Says He Played Down The COVID-19 Crisis Despite It Being “Deadly Stuff”

Trump Says He Played Down The COVID-19 Crisis Despite It Being “Deadly Stuff”

According to yet another book about the US president, due for release next Tuesday, Trump told a reporter early on in the pandemic that he played down [...]
Modern Witches: Makeup As Magic Through The Ages

Modern Witches: Makeup As Magic Through The Ages

Women's beauty has long been policed and dictated by men. Standards and styles have changed, public opinion about who should and shouldn't wear make u [...]
Why The Heck Am I Always Tired? 5 Possible Reasons You’re Feeling Fatigued

Why The Heck Am I Always Tired? 5 Possible Reasons You’re Feeling Fatigued

Ever felt like getting out of bed in the morning was super difficult, despite having had a good night's sleep? Or you've been inexplicably grumpy for [...]
Review: Trying Korean Snail Skincare Products to Combat My 2020 Skin

Review: Trying Korean Snail Skincare Products to Combat My 2020 Skin

This year has been tough in a lot of ways. For me, though, one of the biggest struggles I've had to deal with is the toll the added pandemic stress ha [...]
Time to Recognise Your Microaggressions & Get Rid of Them

Time to Recognise Your Microaggressions & Get Rid of Them

2020 has been a pretty lame year so far, except in one regard: People are finally getting tired of the endless cycles of injustice that have plagued o [...]
Review: Disney’s ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Review: Disney’s ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Disney is taking us back to the circus in The One and Only Ivan, but this time we're not following the story of a flying elephant. The film is based o [...]
Is Anti-Dieting The Answer, Or Just Another Toxic Trend?

Is Anti-Dieting The Answer, Or Just Another Toxic Trend?

For centuries women have been told what to look like. Just because the beauty standards have changed doesn't mean the pressure to look a certain way h [...]
Here’s Why You’ll Never Look Like an Influencer

Here’s Why You’ll Never Look Like an Influencer

A lot of things have changed in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic seems to have given us the push we need to reevaluate many aspects of our lives. Many o [...]
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