I’m a writer in my late 20s, trying to figure out love, life, and how to get the most out of my MA in Literature. I love research and, no joke, analyzing the heck out of every single piece of media I consume – so expect a lot of that here.
I’ve got an an opinion on basically everything. If you like strong opinions, candid talk about mental/physical health and trauma, and the occasional ode to fictional characters, then you’ll probably love me.
And if you don’t… oh well!
This blog focuses on analysis of nerdy media, book reviews, and lots of commentary about race in fandom and the source media that spawns our favorite fandoms.
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How does fandom’s empathy gap come into play when the trauma of POC is on the table? Why does the empathy that fans extend to white characters, fans, and performers, hit a hard wall at POC – especially when it comes to Black characters, fans, and performers in my direct experience? Continue reading
June… happened hard. To be entirely honest here, June was probably the busiest I’ve been aside from the first two weeks of January where I was documenting the racism Rey/Kylo fans were slinging John Boyega’s way. June was ALSO (I … Continue reading
As always, if you don’t like when things you like get criticized on any level… skip this post, beloveds! My friend K got me into Hamilton. K and I met in our senior seminar in the history department at our … Continue reading
They’ve bought the books. they own White Fragility. They share their few friends of colors’ GoFundMe ease and cashapps. They really do care about racism in the abstract.
And of course, they definitely don’t want Black people being killed because we’re Black, but they also don’t really care about us as people. Continue reading
Every time I rewatch Romance is a Bonus Book, I’m overwhelmed by how much fierce fondness I feel for the leads. Continue reading
Huge chunks of transformative fandom are currently playing the most actively antiblack game of telephone in the world. And I’m the subject. What will I be by the time they’re done? I’m already being compared to trans exclusionary radical feminists … Continue reading
I just did a thread on Twitter about the specific ways that antiblackness manifests in fandom via fanworks on the Archive of Our Own (or any other hosting site, to be fair) revolving around punishing, harming, killing, etc Black characters … Continue reading
Celebratory fandom for y’all! Here’s to seven more years with BTS! I wasn’t there for the beginning, but I do hope to be here until the end!
Here’s an interesting fact that you might not have known before this very moment: I, the Stitch, am apparently responsible for the behavior of any white person I am friendly or friends with inside of fandom. It doesn’t matter if … Continue reading
The short answer? We live in a racist world and that world doesn’t stop existing when someone crosses over some kind of threshold to fandom. The long answer? In fact, because fandom communities are insular and twist themselves in circles … Continue reading
I didn’t expect that I’d be writing about the Black Lives Matter movement in the context of Korean pop and hip hop music – or their fandoms. But that’s what this post is actually about – barring some all too … Continue reading
I don’t really have an intro to June’s (hopefully) upcoming content. I genuinely don’t have the energy right now. If you haven’t checked out the one post I’ve done so far about what’s going on in the US following the … Continue reading
It is very difficult to create meaningful, hopeful content at a time like this when we are watching Black people around the country protest our continuing oppression and the fact that our murders can now be recorded… and ignored because … Continue reading
Spotify/Buzzsprout This is a bonus episode because I am nothing if not extremely extra and I had thoughts about Yoongi’s second outing as Agust D. (90% Positive, I promise.) Have you listened to Episode 3 – Stitch Talks Map of … Continue reading
The first time I used the hashtag #WhatFandomRacismLooksLike, it was March 2018 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom post-Black Panther was hell. Despite everything that Black fans in the fandom had been trying to prepare ourselves for from the fandom, … Continue reading