Danielle on TV! on CCTV's Critical Focus


Critical Focus logoCheck out my appearance on a panel about changing the media on Cambridge's cable access station, CCTV Critical Focus

WAM! It's more than just's women media


Alana, PTD Media Watch Team member (close)I'm here at MIT (my fall place of graduate Urban Planning studies, btw) at the 2007 Women Action and Media (WAM!) conference this weekend, a yearly conference that combines a bunch of topics that interest me - media, activism, social justice, and women's issues. I read BITCHfest for my book club recently (selections from BITCH magazine), and it got me more interested in feminist media related issues, especially in that the techniques and lessons learned by feminist activists around framing in the media relates to many other issues (such as poverty, network neutrality, and more).

PTD's Youth Action Summit photos


Just a quick note to post some photos I took yesterday at Project Think Different's Youth Action Summit. The Media Watch Team, under the direction of CTC VISTA Colleen Kelly and former VISTA Cara Powers, led discussions in the state of Boston youth's representation in mainstream media and some actions they might take to change the situation. Some of that action will take place on their new electronic community (built in Drupal by CTC VISTA Dina Vecchiarelli). More photos here

My Letter to John Mayer...I'm Not Waiting


John Mayer by Susheela ( Mr. Mayer,

I've been a fan of your songwriting and style for quite a while. I've persisted in this admiration even in the face of people calling you a "sell-out", your experimentation with new genres, and your screaming female co-ed fan base. Many times, I've marveled on how well you articulated moments of behavior and feelings around growing as a post college adult and finding a purpose in the world. I tend to actually pay for your albums and listen to what you have to say, as do millions of other people. In this way, I've become a consumer of both your goods and your philosophy.

Comment from Colleen Kelly on October 20, 2006 - 5:01pm

I love this post!


Stick it to 'im, hot stuff.