Rachel Hallett is a multimedia journalist covering culture, health and politics in the Los Angeles area. She holds an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Her YouTube channel houses #Moments&Movements, an original documentary series that explores the complex world of pop culture - and the trends driving it. Each episode follows Rachel on her journey to understand the congruence and contradiction in current cultural and social phenomena. Why are certain trends popular? What do these reasons say about our society? Follow along as Rachel uncovers a 360-degree view of societal interests, ideologies and inconsistencies, along with the individuals and communities that perpetuate them.
Episode 1 of #Moments&Movements is available now. Follow all of her stories on Instagram & YouTube.
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#Moments&Movements - Investigating the True Crime Cultural Phenomenon
The true crime genre has exploded in recent years. And while the subject matter has a level of shock-value in and of itself, it's the audience demographic that may surprise you. Overwhelmingly so, women make up the majority of true crime fans. In an age where more women are identifying as feminists, why is an industry that often focuses on the abuse and exploitation of women, thriving right now? In this premiere episode of #Moments&Movements, Rachel interviews a series of psychologists, academics and true crime podcast hosts to get their perspective on the pop culture trend.
Prop One seeks to protect the right to abortion in the California Constitution
At least 5 crisis pregnancy centers are active in LA as of August of this year. Women who are seeking information about abortions might find themselves at one of these crisis centers. And instead of learning about healthcare options, they are met by a counselor who tries to talk them out of it. Listen to the full story.