Author Archives: Zeenah

About Zeenah

Zina writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Phone A Friend of Color

If you actually care about people of color in fandom and our diverse experiences, stop tagging the ones you know in to do battle with fans of color like me. Stop DM-ing them our posts and tweets about our experiences and slyly pressuring them to interfere and get frustrated on your behalf because you don’t think fandom is racist.R Continue reading

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Black American Privilege: A Poem

Black American privilege
looks like being told to make amends for our hypervisibility
by people who refuse to fucking
see us
as people
period.
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Apologies, Please

I don’t apologize unless I mean it. More people should be like that. Especially when it comes to minor to major antiblackness in media like the kind we constantly do see from Korean pop and hip-hop artists. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Series Squee: Weiss Kreuz

Images in the header are from an archived version of lelola.net, a site that fueled my journey as a teenaged weeb. Who made this series? While the first official piece of Weiss Kreuz media was the 1997 light novel “Weiß: … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Fandom Wank

Consider that what’s wank and drama to you in conversations about racism in fandom – and why you tag and talk about it as such – is actually serious for many fans of color who are frustrated to see their experiences dismissed as “wank”. Continue reading

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Short, Sharp, and Simple: I’m Tired of White Fragility in Fandom

Please understand how funny it is to see someone (who I don’t know and who certainly does not know me considering how much they’re lying about me in that tweet alone) publicly admit that the reason they don’t like my … Continue reading

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September Plans

September is all about placeholders, catching up, and hurricane prep. It’s peak hurricane season from here until the end of October (November usually doesn’t have hurricanes like that but I’m prepared to be wrong) so there is a huge chance … Continue reading

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Some tough truths for you…

No one who frames fans of color talking about racism in fandom as bullies, ideological purists, haters, cops, antis, etc actually cares about people of color (outside of their sometimes treasured tokens). Continue reading

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[Stitch Talks Ish] Episode 7: Stitch Gets Nostalgic

During this apocalypse, at this moment, one thing has been very comforting to me and it is nostalgia. I’m talking about rewatching the first three seasons of Teen Wolf, watching Smallville, reading books I read when I was a child, and listening to anime theme songs that, when I was a teenaged weeb, I couldn’t get enough of. Continue reading

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Link Lineup

I haven’t shared a lists of links in a while, huh? Well here’s some of what I’ve been reading, speaking on, and watching across the internet! Roundtable of Legends of Korean Hip-Hop: The Quiett, Swings & Paloalto | THE VETERAN … Continue reading

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#StitchProcesses Blackface

The only problem with that is that blackface is not a form of cultural appropriation. It is minstrelsy and horrifically antiblack on top of that, but it’s not appropriation. They’re not appropriating anything, they’re insulting it. Continue reading

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Fandom Racism 101: Feeling Fragile

Recognize that this isn’t about you. Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 Stitch Reads The Hollows – Dead Witch Walking Chapters 16-20

Chapter sixteen begins with Rachel punching Ivy in the face because she thinks that Ivy has snuck into her room and is going to eat her out of nowhere so like… I’m starting this session Quite Annoyed. Continue reading

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[Video (Re) Post] Cultural Appropriation, Choice, and Some Cornrows

In this video, we’re looking at the recent dustup with ATEEZ Hongjoong’s cornrows, KQ Entertainment’s statement in response to criticism, and how even here fandom is full of people who CHOOSE to be antiblack *to their fellow fans* in the name of their idol favorites. Continue reading

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K-Pop Fandom Racism Bingo

So here’s my fandom racism bingo card for… various K-pop fandoms. It’s majorly multi purpose so it can be used in reference to almost anything when it comes to racism in these fandom spaces. Continue reading

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