Author: Lela Gwenn

WWAC Talks: Periods, Menstruation, Internal Bleeding, Pt. 2

Recently, WWAC writer Ray Sonne took one for the team and tried out Thinx period-proof underwear. This got a conversation going about the type of menstruation products out there and what this usually means for WWAC is “start a roundtable!” In fact, this topic got so many of us going that lifestyle editor, Ginnis, had to turn it into two parts. Part 1 is here, and in Part 2, we’ll talk more about how the media perpetuates stereotypes surrounding menstruation, and we’ll also learn that WWAC Assistant Editor, Wendy Browne, has a face for tampon commercials. What is your...

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WWAC Talks: Periods, Menstruation, Internal Bleeding, Pt. 1

Recently, WWAC writer Ray Sonne took one for the team and tried out Thinx, period-proof underwear. This got a conversation going about the type of menstruation products out there, and what this usually means for WWAC is “start a roundtable!” In fact, this topic got so many of us going that lifestyle editor, Ginnis, had to turn it into two parts. Here is Part 1, and Part 2 will follow soon…ish. Okay, period havers, I think names are important, so what do you call your menstruation time? Got any clever monikers to share with the group? Ray Sonne: That...

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#BatmanvSuperman: A Breakfast Cereal Civil War

After I reviewed General Mills’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tie-in cereals, there was much crying and moaning from WWAC staff and Twitter passersby. Why did I get the chance to eat these delicious cereals before they did? Why did I get to have a sweet cape and mask mailed to my home, free of charge, so I could take endless ridiculous selfies? Why wouldn’t I shut up about these delicious cereals they would have to wait months to taste? Well friends, those are just the benefits of being the editor-in-chief of a comics and pop culture site....

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Interview with Colleen Coover & Paul Tobin of Bandette

As part of my New York Special Edition coverage I got to spend some time with Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover, the dynamic duo behind the multiply Eisner nominated series, Bandette. Everyone knows I love a good girl caper, so how could I resist interviewing these two? How would you describe Bandette? Paul Tobin: Just a charming, carefree adventure tale about a teen thief. In many ways it was a reaction to how grim most adventure characters tend to be: I wanted a character who faced an amazing array of problems, but was resolutely happy in her life, and...

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Interview with STRANGE NATION writer Paul Allor

Norma Park used to have a bright future in journalism. Then she uncovered the terrifying truth about a dangerous conspiracy involving aliens, Sasquatch and doomsday cults! Now Norma finds herself fired from her prestigious newspaper and working at the supermarket tabloid Strange Nation. But nothing will keep Norma from sharing her terrible knowledge with the world! In Strange Nation writer Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time) and artist Juan Romera unravel a tense, action-packed mystery in this Monkeybrain original tale that’s now coming to print in August. Lela Gwenn gets the scoop straight from author, Paul Allor. First, introduce yourself! Hey, I’m Paul....

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