Articles by Dayna Hillier
January 14, 2020
Dayna Slusar says the latest remake transforms Louisa May Alcott’s 19th century classic into a dazzling mosaic of 21st century sisterhood.
The 1994 Little Women tells the chronological timeline of the sisters’ lives, so I naturally assumed Gerwig would take her impressive cast and give us a 2.0 version of the story, blowing me away I’m certainly not the only skeptical heart who cares enough about the story and this family to look beyond the surface of what we saw on the screen, to understand how much Gerwig treasures Louise May Alcott’s story too Gerwig answered a question on how she wanted people to feel when they left the theatre after taking in her rendition of this classic story:
December 12, 2017
Convivium contributor Dayna Slusar talks to the founder of Free To Be about helping young people understand their bodies are gifts from God, not dependent on social media judgements
Convivium: The Free to Be Talks social media pages continue to promote ideas and conversations around having a positive body image and how that contributes to confidence and developing leadership skills Convivium: In reaching for that perception of ourselves as whole people, how can the church begin...
October 11, 2017
At screenings of two seemingly very different movies, writer Dayna Slusar finds commonality in their evocation of home, and ponders the word’s enduring power for a culture increasingly lost in its hopeless little screens.
Technology today gives us a much further reach than either of these two could dream of, but does that make us more connected? Do we not long for home in the same tangible way as Saroo and Ellis do? Saroo spent several months on this search to find his home; Ellis cried herself to sleep on many night...