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Maria X. Liu
China born and LA raised, Maria moved to NYC to attend NYU for Psychology, French and Cinema Studies. After following her global curiosity to both Shanghai and Paris, Maria began working in Fashion after graduating, shortly before going freelance and chasing her passions. Now, she's studying at NYU Tisch for a MA in Film Studies while also writing, casting and consulting.

Maria is interested in all things cultural, but mostly interested in how the mind works and why people are the way they are.

Entries by Maria X. Liu

Obstructing the Male Gaze in a Gaze-Dependent Culture

(3) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 9:23 AM

Growing up, I attended an all-girls school. Although I hated it for depriving me of interaction with boys at a time when fascination with the opposite sex peaks, in retrospect I'm thankful that it shielded me from the "male gaze." Arguably, sometimes the female gaze upon females is much worse,...

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There's Strength in Softness: How Femininity Can Dictate the Rules in A Boy's Game

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 11:48 AM

Do you ever wonder why it is that there's a stigma attached to a man being effeminate, yet women are allowed to explore their masculinity? The tomboy is a perfectly acceptable version of femininity but a sissy is a derogatory label for men.

It might seem that there's more leeway...

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How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

(9) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:20 PM

As far as I can remember, I'd always been a very anxious child. I always had a million worries on my mind and overthought until I was so tightly trapped in my own mental webs I could no longer breathe. Perhaps this caused my chronic depression or only exacerbated it...

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