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Quarantales: How I Masked-Up & Frenchified Harlem!

I didn’t set out to make an independent feature film during a global pandemic. I didn’t wake up one morning during Quarantimes and say: “Hey kids, let’s make an Indie!” Yet, intentionally or not, that is exactly what I did.

Guest Post by Nicola Rose

Newly displaced from COVID-riddled NYC, I made a call to Tierney Boorboor, a film producer I had recently met.… read more.

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The “Because We’re Family” Team Powers Thru Quarantimes

We all get it, right? The impossibility of living a dream. It’s overwhelming at times, but if we can just get there, it’s worth the struggle. That’s why we dream.

Guest Post by Angela Stern

To be a woman behind a camera with a story to tell, this is one dream that many readers of FF2 Media can relate to, and, in January of 2020, I was that woman.… read more.

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Celebrating AAPI Month with Books by 3 Asian American Women

Last December (2021), I had the opportunity to participate in an online class called “Contemporary Personal Narratives by Asian American Women: A Cultural Exploration” with Lori Rotskoff. I’d never taken a literature class outside of college before, but I was very excited to read books by Asian American women.read more.

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“Hello, Gorgeous.” Our Love Makes Beanie Feldstein Beautiful!

I went to see the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl on April 23, which put me at the last matinee performance on the final day of previews…

Then, after Funny Girl opened the next day and all the reviews started coming in, I asked myself: What show did these critics see?

When I went into the theater, I was already a big Beanie Feldstein fan.… read more.

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Zines v Chapbooks: On Finding Yourself in a Collection

FF2 Guest Post by Pascale Potvin

Vehicles for individual expression continue to multiply. New technologies make additional options available — from blogs and vlogs to Instagram and TikTok– but the feel of actual paper-in-hand continues to hold its own in an increasingly disembodied universe of publications.… read more.

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Finding Faith and Magic with Bridget Talone’s ‘The Soft Life’

A sunset in Cheyenne Wyoming Last Chance Camp

The Soft Life book coverIn a dream, I am Bridget Talone. I have written The Soft Life — a book of poems that speaks for itself. I fold myself up into it, a letter to keep your page. I wake up.

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I love this book so much it hurts.

I read a poem. I’m overwhelmed. It is so good. There is so much goodness in it. It is exquisitely, painfully, good to read.… read more.

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