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Gallery of Winners Archive


Lorde gives us options with “Royals”

This song is catchy, it’s moody. But have you really listened to those lyrics? If so, you’ve found that 17-year-old Lorde is saying her life is really different from what she sees in movies and hears in popular songs. She may even be commenting on some hip-hop tracks that portray extreme luxury (“luxe” in this Continue reading

And now, a positive message from Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner is a family-centered restaurant that can be found in 9 states in the U.S., with a total of 58 locations! We already loved them for their food, but this series of 10-plus commercials that Black Bear Diner released during the 2012 Summer Olympics has caused us to fall in love with them Continue reading


“Don Jon” takes on taboos

The movie “Don Jon,” written and directed by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, confronts the idea of media culture versus reality in an enjoyable, funny way. It does a beautiful job of highlighting the difference between an idealized view of love and intimacy (adult entertainment, romantic comedies), and the troubles that happen between two people when their Continue reading

How big your brave is

Singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave” is the self-love anthem we need in a culture where self-love sits on the back burner while many of us try to assimilate, homogenize, and “normalize.” Co-written with Jack Antonoff of the band Fun. and inspired by a friend struggling with coming out of the closet, Sara Bareilles Continue reading


Every Girl in the Barbie World

Earlier this week, Mattel released a new Barbie replicating Zendaya. The Barbie in question has Zendaya’s Oscar 2015 look that former Fashion Police co-host, Giuliana Rancic, famously criticized, stating that her hair looked as if it smelled like “patchouli” and “weed.” Zendaya did not stand for the borderline racist comments made by Rancic. She stood Continue reading

Google’s Nexus 7 encourages curiosity in girls

Google’s Nexus 7 “Curious” commercial receives our applause for so, so many reasons. Why? This commercial repeatedly proclaims the importance of a healthy body and mind for women and girls of all ages. The ad starts off with a little girl and her mother sitting together on the couch reading. First things first, the mother Continue reading

Katie Brown, Rock Climber

Citi’s “Thank You Card” Commercial Climbs Its Way To The Top

Citi’s “Thank You Card” commercial features the American female rock climber Katie Brown summiting the top of Utah’s Ancient Art Peak. In the commercial, she gets dolled-up for a trip with her boyfriend, but not in make-up and dresses…  Instead, she buys a belt, nylons, and new shoes (mind you, all for climbing) to go Continue reading

Princess Bubblegum peers into her microscope

Adventure Time, c’mon and grab your (girl) friends!

There are three awesome female characters in this Cartoon Network show, which is a little bit of a dude-fest for the most part. Yes, the females are mostly princesses, but they’re really cool, unusual princesses. There’s Princess Bubblegum, the ruler of the Candy Kingdom, who happens to be an accomplished, smart scientist and inventor. Lumpy Continue reading


archive of winners 8: Nancy Upton shames the shameful American Apparel

Nancy Upton, a plus size woman, entered American Apparel’s “Next Big Thing” modeling contest where the winner was to be decided by online votes. For this contest, Upton submitted pictures of herself eating and covered with food in provocative positions, basically spoofing all of American Apparel’s ads throughout the years. Although Upton won the contest Continue reading


archive of winners 18: JC Penney paves the way for LGBT advertising

JC Penney’s May 2012 catalog shows a lesbian couple with their two daughters just in time for Mother’s Day! It’s great to see such a big retail store be in support of the LGBT community and shows the reality that we live in. Kate Coultas, a spokesperson for JC Penney, states that “as JC Penney Continue reading