As people of the modern age, we can access the whole world through a simple swipe or scroll. We can read about global politics, listen to music from the 1970s, or binge watch cat videos. This is one of the most exciting aspects of being alive today, but it can be undeniably overwhelming. Sometimes it seems like stories, slogans, and images are constantly fighting for our attention. Additionally, the endless array of options can make deciding what to consume difficult. Well, we want to help! We started The Monthly Media Roundup to streamline your media selection process. Each month, we’ll put together a cultural list of pieces that are making us think, feel, and smile in hopes that you’ll like them too. Peep below to see what we loved in November.
Here are some things we were into this month:
*Disclaimer: Some language and content may not be suitable for all audiences*
In this Ted Talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee discusses the aesthetics of joy and how this concept could positively change the way we interact and perceive with our world.
Boy Erased is a film about a young man’s experience at a gay conversion therapy program. Though the story is incredibly sad and enraging, it does an amazing job of shedding light on this unfortunately real modern day issue.
Here are some songs we’ve been bopping to all month long.