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.

[VIDEO] A Bitter (Sweet) Summer Package Unboxing

I promised y’all a bitter unboxing and that’s… Mostly what you’re getting. One thing I and other Black K-pop fans – especially those a bit further along on our own journeys to unlearn internalized antiblackness – have come up against … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: PickMe POC

When I used to be on Tumblr, I’d get a lot of messages and reblogs from people who made it a point to let other people know that I didn’t speak for all POC. I was never arguing that I … Continue reading

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Stitch Does Stuff in October 2019

You can probably tell from the spoopy header I made just for this, but October is my favorite month of the year. Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Bitchin’ Witches (And Wizards)

I grew up reading Harry Potter in the Virgin Islands.  I think Rowling’s work was the first “witchcraft and wizardry” book I read as a child. Despite all of Rowling’s many (many) faults, that book series that’s now viewed as … Continue reading

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A WFRLL TIMELINE: FOREGROUNDING HIP HOP HISTORY

Note: This timeline is an attempt on my and Jaeyoung’s parts to show a trajectory and some major moments for hip-hop that potentially put these cultures into conversation. As a result, timeline does not cover every single event that happened … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans, Don’t You Have Better Things To Do With Your Time Than Whine About Racebending?

Last year, I said I wasn’t going to do this again. I made a whole thing about it. I was going to pretend that y’all were capable of seeing a racebent character – usually played by a Black character – … Continue reading

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[Video] Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces – PCA 2019

Abstract Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces As fandom spaces become even more active in asking for and creating positive representation about underrepresented identities (i.e., disabled people and queer people), one notable weak spot in fandom representation … Continue reading

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[Stitch Unboxes Stuff] From Korea With Love Subscription Box (Sept 2019)

Spoilers abound in this unboxing of my first box from @fromkoreawithlove_. This box was a sweet treat for myself and a great deal over on Crate Joy. All of the stuff in the box was fantastic and I’ll definitely be sticking … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #9: “Really? That’s What Y’all Got Out of Black Panther?”

I know what you’re thinking: this my third or fourth “Fleeting Frustrations” post in a row to talk critically about fandom or something a particular fandom does. I know it doesn’t seem all that fleeting and well… you’re right. Because … Continue reading

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On Oppression Olympics and Black Hypervisibility

If you’re online, you probably have heard about the incoming talent for SNL’s future lineup. One new face was Bowen Yang, who’d be the first Asian performer on the show’s regular lineup in its 44 year history. Another was Shane … Continue reading

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