Author Archives: Nuala Cabral

About Nuala Cabral

Nuala Cabral is an educator, activist, filmmaker and co-founder of FAAN Mail, a media literacy and activist project based in Philadelphia.

To the Rabbi who walked out of my performance and anyone else who wishes to question, quell, censor or dismiss me, my poetry, or my views:

To the Rabbi who walked out of my performance and anyone else who wishes to question, quell, censor or dismiss me, my poetry, or my views:.   From my friend, Poet Jonathan Tucker.

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By Nehad Khader By Aslan Media/Brigitte Lacombe As humans and observers of other humans, we frequently pass judgment based on appearances. However, as a general rule—or perhaps, special exception to the rule—women’s appearances are far more scrutinized…

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Exploring Media Ownership in the Media Literacy Classroom

Exploring media ownership in the media literacy classroom may seem like an intuitive, natural and regular practice. This is not always the case, however. Even I admit that I have avoided this topic in the past. Why would an advocate for media … Continue reading

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Activism Alert: #EndSHweek

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FAAN Mail Talk Back: “It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT”

In this talk back, FAAN Mail responds to “It’s Free- Swipe Yo EBT” a controversial music video produced by emerging artist, Chapter. The music video has reached over 400K views and received over 3,000 comments on youtube, including many charged … Continue reading

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Yes you CAN: Teaching Women Media Makers

Last week in my Intro to Media Production class I was compelled to gather all the women students at the end of class for a necessary talk after witnessing a spectacle of self-doubt (aka mini freak out) during a classroom … Continue reading

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Who is Troy Davis?

I did not know who Troy Davis was until a couple of days ago when my friend Iresha mentioned that she would be attending a rally for this man on Friday, September 16 at City Hall. Troy Davis is a … Continue reading

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Teaching, Reflecting, Writing it Down

My mentor Renee Hobbs has been encouraging me to write about my teaching experience for about…. three years now.   Yesterday we met and she suggested writing informally, like in a journal or… BLOG! Okay, there’s my format! I’ll be using … Continue reading

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Community Engagement: Ending Street Harassment and Gender-based Violence

Last night I participated in a panel and screening with three other activists for a discussion about street harassment and gender based violence. Despite the fact that it felt like 150 degrees outside (for real), 40 people came to the … Continue reading

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The NYC Newsstand: Black Womens’ Bodies For Sale

What do you notice about this photograph of a news -stand at the 34th St Subway platform in NYC? Have you seen this type of display before? When I lived in NYC three years ago I walked by news stands … Continue reading

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