I’m a writer in my late 20s, trying to figure out love, life, and how to get the most out of my TWO (2) degrees. I love research and I’m the kind of nerd that likes 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.
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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Note: This is the write-up of Robin Anne Reid’s segment in the roundup on race and racism in fandom that we had at PCA 2019 April 17, 2019. The main point I want to make for this discussion is that … Continue reading
In case you’ve missed it, I’m doing a project for my website on anti-Blackness in K-pop fandom spaces and why the industry’s understanding and appropriation of Blackness/Black culture for the aesthetics of it all partially fuel the problem. It’s already … Continue reading
Real life monsters wish they had spin-teams as thorough as Kylo’s because they’ve literally made Kylo’s violence towards Rey, his act of patricide, and his eager indulgence in fascism… someone else’s fault. Continue reading
Outside of the fandoms for Japanese media (anime and manga primarily) or the powerhouse Korean pop music Real Person Fiction (RPF) fandoms, most fandom spaces overwhelmingly focus on the love and sex lives of white people. Continue reading
At every level of fandom, women of color are told to “be patient” and to “wait your turn” when we talk about the way that it stings to constantly see white female characters – like Wonder Woman, Rey, Black Widow, and Supergirl – held up as universal representation for all women. Continue reading
The goal of rewriting Black fans critical of fandom is to drown them under the weight of misogynoir – the harassment, the shunning, the threats, and the outright unkindness – until all they can do is leave.
But let’s get one thing straight: no one is making me go anywhere before I’m good and ready. Continue reading
At the end of the day, Black women aren’t allowed to partake in the squee-ful space of fandom. We’re not seen as “real fans”. Our desire for Black characters to be treated well and to be loved is a direct threat to what fandom truly loves the most: whiteness. Continue reading
As previously noted, these conversations have been around for far longer than us, and to assume that we are the first to voice this discomfort, this anger, this complaint (per Sara Ahmed) is to be complicit in this erasure and our own eventual erasure. Continue reading
In and outside of fandom spaces, performative allyship is a thing to be wary of. In a piece for The Wooster Voice, writer Sharah Hutson describes performative allyship as, “when folks pretend to care about a cause but magically forget … Continue reading