Cassie Howard: An Important Tale of Self-Love
Sam Levinson's HBO drama, "Euphoria," has proven to be a raw, and sometimes disturbingly realistic, representation of high school in this day and age. From depression, abuse, sexual identity, drug addiction, and more, these characters showcase a variety of real life issues teens and young adults struggle with- sometimes alone.
In a show that tackles many topics so gracefully, Cassie's story arc, all too familiar, is one that should be always be taught.
One of the most influential story lines in the 1st season of 'She's Gotta Have It' centers around Nola and her "My Name Isn't" street campaign. At the end of the first episode of the season, Nola Darling is harassed and assaulted by a stranger as she is walking home at night. It was a perfectly direct situational reference to the beginning of the episode- when the episode highlights, in a light manner, the cat calls Nola receives while walking down the street. As funny as that beginning scene may be, when it's not funny anymore and when it's no longer just a cat-call, it can be terrifying and life threatening.