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December 30, 2022

The Final Girl is a staple of slasher movies. Audiences cheer for her as she fights against seemingly unstoppable monsters and emerges triumphant. But what happens to the Final Girl after the movie ends? In this talk, Morgan Podraza examines the Final Girl as a survivor and calls attention to the ways that representations of violence on screen reflect the experiences of real women.

Introducing educator and pop-culture scholar Morgan Podraza. From comics and movies to toys and memes, her work explores how we play with media and how those experiences shape the relationships with ourselves and one another. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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