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The Handmaid’s Tale Soundtrack is Packed with Female Empowerment Anthems

For the past few days, all I’ve been able to think about is The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m itching for new episodes, and I haven’t felt this much anticipation for a tv series in quite some time. Although I’m only three episodes in, there’s a good reason for my obsession.

The newly added Hulu series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name eerily resembles current events and brings the importance of women’s rights to the forefront. With the dystopian world set in the age of dating apps and contraception usage, as a character rightly points out, it’s hard not to draw parallels to a novel that is supposed to be simply a work of fiction.

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If you’re still not over the fact that Samira Wiley is no longer in Orange is the New Black, you’ll be happy to hear she’s in this series.
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Paramore is Back: Reminiscing in Honor of New Single & Upcoming Album

I still remember the day my best friend and fellow soccer teammate introduced me to Paramore. We were in the 7th and 8th grades respectively, sitting in the back of a school bus on the way to one of our middle school soccer games.

“You ever heard of Paramore?” Taylor said as she leaned across the bus aisle.

“What’s that?” I replied, half-listening as I paused my music and pulled one of my earbuds out.

She leaned over and had me listen to “Misery Business,” the band’s highest-charting single until “Ain’t It Fun” claimed the title in 2014. From that moment on, I was obsessed.  I couldn’t stop listening to the band’s intense guitar solos, and I was enthralled by the empowering vocals of Hayley Williams, the band’s lead singer.

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Since being introduced to the band 10 years ago, I’ve remained a fan. That’s 10 years of witnessing the group gain and lose members, release new albums, and change their sound – one that still can’t be confined to a single genre.

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