Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

Netflix

‘Better late than never’

Media | Netflix cuts suicide scene from 13 Reasons Why two years after its release
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/19/19, 03:56 pm

Netflix removed a graphic suicide scene from its popular teen series 13 Reasons Why on Tuesday after two years of warding off denunciations from parents, mental health advocates, and researchers who found the portrayal led to a spike in teens taking their lives.

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Britton Kendall

Alberto’s mom and dad

Lifestyle | From the sorrow of infertility to the joy of foster parenting 
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/18/19, 12:27 pm

Britton Kendall pulled out all the stops throwing her first ever kid’s birthday party. She made tonkotsu ramen from scratch, allowed a silly string war inside the house, and handed out personalized certificates after a Super Smash Bros. video game tournament.

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PureFlix

Telling the world

Media | Unplanned opens in Canada amid backlash
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/12/19, 03:31 pm

The pro-life movie Unplanned opened in dozens of theaters in Canada Friday after a long battle to persuade movie theaters to show it.

Unplanned, a story about how former Planned Parenthood facility manager Abby Johnson became a pro-life advocate, has grossed more than $18 million since its March 29 release in the United States. It comes out on DVD in August.

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