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  • Damaris Chanza

January 2023 Rewind

Did you miss any of my blog posts this month? Don't worry; I'm always here to keep you caught up!



We are starting the year off strong here at Discussions with Damaris. So far, 2023 has been all about returning to what I love. I reviewed movies like Matilda The Musical and Strange World. As part of my research for my untitled manuscript, I read Sorry I Haven't Texted You Back by Alicia Cook and completely loved it. Like the rest of the world, I couldn't stop thinking about Miley Cyrus's new single, Flowers, and season 2 of Netflix phenomenon Ginny & Georgia.


I also celebrated some obscure holidays, Three Kings Day and National Chocolate Cake Day. I dug deep into the history behind Three Kings Day and celebrated National Chocolate Cake Day the best way I know how; by failing to bake the perfect chocolate cake and punishing myself by eating the entire thing in less than a week.


My featured artist this month was Antonio Zarco, a talented acapella singer. He was a lead singer of The RockNRoll Chorus for years, then transitioned to a vocal coach position for the group. Then he created his own acapella group, Garden State Sound, and is currently working on multiple upcoming projects.


Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is a Fantastically Wonderful Adaption of the Book

Reinventing a classic can be daunting, but Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical was a great interpretation of the book.


The History of Three Kings Day

For anyone who woke up with gifts under their bed or in their shoes today, Happy Three Kings Day.


Disney's Strange World Continues Their Attempt at Modern Storytelling

Disney's Strange World continues dismantling the notion of a traditional villain while creating generational bonds.


Season 2 of Ginny & Georgia Deserves Praise For Its Depiction of Mental Health

Mental health is one of those subjects that needs to be handled delicately, especially in media, and season 2 of Ginny & Georgia does just that.


Alicia Cook's, Sorry I Haven't Texted You Back, Meaningfully Exposes Emotional Subtext

Alicia Cook's, Sorry I Haven't Texted You Back, showcases how everything is not always as it seems.


Music Video Analysis: Flowers by Miley Cyrus

Was it another scandalous presentation from Miley Cyrus or a meticulously thought-out art piece?


Vocalist, Antonio Zarco, Uses His Voice To Spread Goodness

Antonio Zarco finds solace in music and strives to make his voice a beacon for goodness.


"Failing" to Make Chocolate Cake

I didn’t know chocolate cake would be my January reminder that just because you love something doesn’t mean you’ll be good at it.



Now that you’re all caught up be sure to stay tuned to keep up with more discussions with me, Damaris!

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