Category Archives: Stitch Elsewhere

Heart to Heart Premiere Event

It was such a delight to host the Q&A for this event and I loved speaking with Fern, IR, and Lilah about their amazing pilot for Heart to Heart and what the future for the shorts will (hopefully) bring. Heart … Continue reading

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Stitch @ The Verge: K-POP’S FANDOM PLATFORMS ARE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN IDOL

Fandom has changed a lot since I was a kid. As a tween, I had no hope of getting in touch with celebrities I adored like Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. Now, I’ve not only spoken with some of my … Continue reading

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Stitch @ The James Bond Cocktail Hour

Have you had a chance to check out my latest appearances on The James Bond Cocktail Hour podcast? JBCH: Skyfall, Part One (Sam Mendes, 2012) JBCH: VARGR (Warren Ellis & Jason Masters, 2015) One day I’ll put a page up … Continue reading

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[PCA 2021 Presentation] “What Are You Even Doing Here?”: Unpacking The Motivations & Experiences of Black Women & Femme K-pop Fans

I had to change some things because of the YouTube copyright crap – so there’s no music in this version and so I can’t include the edits, challenge, or song I included when presenting this live. But aside from the … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On Loki, Anti-Heroes, and Who Gets to Be a Lovable Villain

A good villain or anti-hero can make a fandom. Often flawed and fearless, they speak to our inner struggles and successes in a way that heroes alone might not be able to tap into, and as a result, they spark … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Zendaya Talks Lola Bunny in “Space Jam” and “Euphoria” Season 2

No thoughts, fully head empty except for the fact that… I INTERVIEWED ZENDAYA FOR TEEN VOGUE OH MY GOD I LOVE HER (Please check out the interview on Teen Vogue!)

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue – Two Pieces!

D&D Renaissance Could Usher in More Accessibility, Inclusivity in TTRPG Fandom Tabletop RPG games have always brought people together through collaborative storytelling and the way that players work in groups to defeat bosses. Prior to 2020, they were a way … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: LGBTQ+ Fans: We’re Here, Queer, and Remaking Fandom in Our Own Image

Fandom is incredibly queer. Its origins as a space for LGBTQ+ people are well-documented, and we see that today, too. Fandom is often an online-offline queer community, supporting fans who may or may not see themselves in actual source material, but who can gather … Continue reading

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What A May… What a May…

May was such a freaking busy month for me. But beyond that, it was also just a very big career boost for me in terms of who I got to talk to and how widely my work was shared and … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Kelly Marie Tran on “Raya,” Internet Harassment, and Fandom

Raya’s key traits are present in Kelly, too, even though the context is different. Kelly, who has faced more than her fair share of trolls and racist critics, is an actor who continues to push forward in the face of … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: “iCarly” Fan Misogynoir is Part of a Larger Fandom Pattern

Mosley isn’t the first to be harassed because people in a given fandom assumed she was replacing a white actress (Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder on Batwoman) or because she was playing a racebent version of a “historically white” character (Anna … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On Parasocial Relationships and the Boundaries of Celebrity

Another negative example is the way that parasocial relationships can develop for people who aren’t actually celebrities thanks to the increasingly blurred line between creator and consumer. Anyone with a platform is someone who other people may develop a parasocial … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: How Ableism Can Manifest in Fandom—and How to End It

At this point across fandoms, we largely recognize that framing fandom as only for “crazy fangirls” is harmful and incorrect. We push back at outside writers who insist upon the phrase, because it’s a narrative that is ableist and misogynistic, … Continue reading

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Shortlisted Stitch @ IGNYTE Awards

In absolutely exciting news, I’m one of the finalists for the 2021 IGNYTE Awards’ Critics Awards alongside Jesse (Bowties & Books), Charles Payseur (Quick Sip Reviews), Maria Haskins, and A. C. Wise! (You can see the full nomination slate on … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: What “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Teaches Us About Fandom Misogynoir

Fandom has always been primed to believe the worst of Black women – be they characters, fans, or even the performers themselves. Continue reading

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