Ariel Julia Hairston

Ariel Julia graduated summa cum laude from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Mass Media. This womanist and aspiring filmmaker has a passion for social activism and anything banana flavored. Goal: to change the way you view the world.

Recent Articles

5 Facts That Prove Catcalling Is A Problem (For Men Who Don't Think So)

For some strange reason, (too) many men can’t seem to wrap their heads around why street harassment is significantly problematic. What’s even scarier is that, when the matter of catcalling is thoroughly explained to them, an alarming amount of men pr…
By Ariel Julia Hairston

9 Things Black People Wish White People Would Understand About Racism

In recent months, there has been a lot of buzz on social media from white people who think black people genuinely hate them. I can't speak for the black extremists out there, but I can confidently say most black people do not hate all white people. W…
By Ariel Julia Hairston

Why More Women Should Give A Damn About Gender Inequality In Film

Ava DuVernay proved black women really do rock when she became the first black female director to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Despite "Selma" losing to "Birdman," DuVernay’s nomination is still incredible, considering the…
By Ariel Julia Hairston

3 Reasons Why TDE Is The NWA Of Our Generation

In the midst of the hype surrounding NWA biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," rapper Kendrick Lamar interviewed the hip-hop legends for Billboard’s August cover story. Lamar, a Compton-native who has now been crowned “the new king of the West Coast” by …
By Ariel Julia Hairston