Rachel Wayne

I'm a full-time writer based in Orlando, Florida, and I specialize in reported essays, film criticism, and creative advice articles. I regularly publish on Medium, where I'm a Top Writer in Culture, Humor, and Feminism.

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Here are the topics I cover most often:

  • film, entertainment, and media
  • the psychology of society
  • geek culture
  • women's issues
  • productivity and entrepreneurship
  • food, health, and fitness

Apocalypse Now

"And I Feel Fine"
What our obsession with the end of the world says about us
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Coronapocalypse 101
Rules for any apocalypse.
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The Dawn of a Pandemic
From hot zone to fake news
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Science Fiction Films That Hit Eerily Close to Home
What to binge during #QuarantineandChill
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Ferocious Fandom

What Cosplay Taught Me
Lessons learned at Dragon*Con
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The Curious Case of the Funko Pop
Reflections on America's fastest-growing toy trend
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Gatekeepers of the Galaxy
There's no such thing as a fake geek girl
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The Weird Delight of "The Masked Singer"
What TV's wildest show tells us
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Cinematic Scribblins'

Dark: Chamber Films of the Horror Genre Part 2
Defining a new subgenre of horror cinema — part two.
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Dark: Chamber Films of the Horror Genre — Part 1
Defining a new subgenre of horror cinema.
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The Best 90's Movies You've Never Heard Of
Nostalgia central
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The Best Science Fiction Films You've Never Heard Of
Hidden gems of the genre
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Pop Cultural Histories

A Pop Cultural History of Alaska
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A Pop Cultural History of the Amazon
Remembering the rainforest
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A Pop Cultural History of Bigfoot
Our favorite furry cousin in pop culture
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A Pop Cultural History of Africa
I bless the rains...
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Savvy Skepticism

The Myth of Sheeple
Humans aren't as dumb as you think.
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Beliefs vs. Science
Insights into a false dichotomy
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Media Mind Control
Is it possible?
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The Problem with Faith
Why you should believe in yourself instead
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The Problem with...

The Problem with Faith
Why you should believe in yourself instead
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The Problem with Personality Types
From zodiac signs to Myers-Briggs
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The Problem with the Bootstrap Mentality
Your life doesn’t have to be endless hard work.
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The Problem with Call-Out Culture
How we use celebrities for our performance art
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#MillennialProblems

A Millennial's Guide to Boomer Humor
Why did your aunt post THAT?
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Millennials vs. Retail
Millennials are the merry murderers of the 21st century.
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Adulting 101 for Millennials
How to Get Boomers to Treat You With Respect
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Millennials are not Children
The problem with infantilizing a whole generation
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School Stories

What I Learned in the Theatre
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The Weirdest Things My Teachers Said to Me: Part 2
How not to be a teacher, part two
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The Weirdest Things My Teachers Said to Me: Part 1
How not to be a teacher
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How Basketball Saved My Life
The darkest years of my childhood
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