Cover Photo: Photograph via Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Photograph via Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Who Deserves Love In the Nineties Rom-Com?

Somewhere between the one-dimensional BIPOC sidekick and the final, showstopping kiss, I forgot that I was consuming love stories built on exclusion.

10 Things I Hate About You

The Taming of the Shrew

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10 Things She’s All That

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New York Times–To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeHe her


Hadera McKay is a writer born in Texas, raised by parents of Afro-Caribbean descent, influenced by extended West Coast family legacy, and now based in Boston, Massachusetts. She writes a lot about the convergence of pop culture and Blackness. Hadera is currently pursuing a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing and an accelerated MA in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College.