Category Archives: What Fandom Racism Looks Like

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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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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I Am Not My White Friends’ Keeper

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

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On Korean Artists Using Their Platforms to Say that Black Lives Matter

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

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[Video] So They Think They’re Talking Black

There’s an error in this video that I did actually catch before it posted… I wanted to open with that because it’s honestly hilarious. I copied the original introduction for this video – which I had originally drafted and recorded … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: For Clout and Social Capital

Across Korean pop/hip-hop twitter, anyone who calls out or even mentions the antiblackness that is a constant from the artists, the industry they’re part of, and the fandom spaces we’re in on and offline… gets accused of doing it for … Continue reading

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“But Namjoon,” Nothing – Antiblackness in the K-pop Industry and its Fandom Spaces

Have you checked out the rest of the works in this year-long project yet? The first time I think I saw a “But Namjoon” in the wild was almost a year ago when Stray Kids’ Bang Chan came under fire … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Migratory Slash Fandom’s Focus

Note: The section on RPF and whtiewashing deals pretty plainly with real person fan fiction – where a real celebrity is treated like a character in fan works – but from the POV of “stop whitewashing them” rather than a … Continue reading

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Authenticity Essay #2 – Girls (Not) On Top

If you’re a woman in hip hop that’s surrounded by dudes in Hood Cosplay telling you that you have to be more like them to be taken seriously –

What will you reach for in your quest to be authentic? Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Weaponized White Womanhood

With that much power already, it can’t be a surprise that many white women in fandom will do pretty much anything in order to keep the status quo level. Continue reading

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Introducing Authenticity (Mini-Essay #1)

I sound like a Barbie doll most of the time. Or Daria. If you heard me on the phone without knowing anything about me or without seeing my profile picture, you’d probably think I was a sure front runner to … Continue reading

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2019 General Wrap-Up: Stitch Talked A Lot About Racism In Fandom This Year

There’s something that I’ve learned about what fandom racism looks like across 2019. Something that makes me think about the future of fandom and my input/output as we inch towards 2020. Fans of color – especially Black fans – who … Continue reading

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End of the Year Project Wrap-Up – K-Pop Industry and Fandom Antiblackness Project

I don’t regret how I’ve spent most of 2019. It’s impossible to miss that I’ve spent most of 2019 writing about, listening to, and talking to other people about Korean pop and hip hop music. I have spent so much … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Power & Privilege

This was originally posted on Patreon in November without any real extra-text. One of the most interesting (and frustrating) things about talking about fandom and media and the racism present in these spaces is how many people view my position … Continue reading

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