Category Archives: Fandom

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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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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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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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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Fandom Racism 101: Feeling Fragile

Recognize that this isn’t about you. 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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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Cult(ure) of Nice

One of the things that a lifetime in fandom and a few years in publishing have taught me that niceness is frequently utilized by some of the meanest people that you will ever meet. Continue reading

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Fandom Racism 101: Clocking and Closing The Empathy Gap

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

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[Stitch Talks Ish] Episode 6: When Black Lives Matter, But Black Opinions Don’t

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

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Antiblackness in (Service of) the Archive: A Statement

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

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Thread Collection: Antiblackness in the Archive (6/14)

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

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[Video] Stitch Celebrates 7 Years of Bangtan

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!

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