Category Archives: Stitch Elsewhere

Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Lil Nas X Is Using Stan Twitter Tactics to Defend “Montero.” He Shouldn’t Have To

The thing is, Lil Nas X cut his teeth on stan Twitter as the user who used to run the popular Nicki Minaj stan account @nasmaraj. From his time as that BNF, he’s learned how to use fandom practices commonly … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: How Do We Define Fandom? Moving Beyond the Transformative vs. Curatorial Binary

When I think of fandom, I think of printing out and passing around fan fiction in middle school because we didn’t have reliable internet access at home. I think of gifting online friends with stories where our superheroes actually get … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Meghan Markle’s Critics Are Using Internet Troll Tactics to Perpetuate Misogynoir

Watching the British press, public, and the royal family go after her from the moment that she and Harry announced their relationship has been horrible. It is also unsurprising because this is the reality for Black women (and queer femmes who don’t ID as women). Continue reading

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Stitch in Polygon: The torpedo of stan Twitter hurts everyone

Building off of how many of Taylor Swift’s fans leapt onto Ginny & Georgia star Antonia Thomas to defend Swift from a joke made on the show at her expense, I look at how Stan Twitter encourages aggression as a form of defense and love. Continue reading

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Stitch in Teen Vogue: Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia” Plays Oppression Olympics — But Nobody Wins

Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia is a messy show with a first half that’s packed full to the brim with racist microaggressions — and that wouldn’t be a bad thing if the show actually engaged with most of them. What Ginny & Georgia … Continue reading

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Fan Service #3 – On Racebending and Seeing Yourself in Fandom

Fandom is all about community. We come to fandom because of things we love and connect with other people who love the things that we love for the same reasons we do. There’s a post going viral on Tumblr that … Continue reading

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Fan Service #2 @ Teen Vogue: On Fanfiction, Fandom, and Why Criticism Is Healthy

Head on over to Teen Vogue to read my latest Fan Service installment “On Fanfiction, Fandom, and Why Criticism Is Healthy” where I look at the ways that fandom’s instinctive pushback against criticism affects fans in fandom – not just … Continue reading

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Introducing… Fan Service @ Teen Vogue

In exciting news… I now have an ongoing column in Teen Vogue on fandom! Here’s the blurb for Fan Service that’s front and center in the first installment “Who Actually Gets to “Escape” Into Fandom?“ Fan Service is a column … Continue reading

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Stitch on The James Bond Cocktail Hour: Die Another Day

(Part One) (Part Two) I love James Bond. No shame. Those of y’all that have been around from the beginning of this blog know that I spent half of 2015 writing about James Bond for The Mary Sue. That was … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Book Net Fest 2019

Last year’s Book Net Fest was pretty awesome. My first time going to the local (ish) celebration up in Orlando, Florida was incredible. I loved the panels I was on as well as the panels I sat in on. It … Continue reading

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Stitch on The Shipping Podcast

I had a blast talking about cannibalism and Hannigram with Shirasade! This was such a delightful experience and I loved every minute of it! If you’ve ever wondered about one of my favorite fandoms (and one of my favorite ships) … Continue reading

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[Tweet Share] Threads from 2/23 – 2/25

I know there’s some overlap between the folks that support me on Patreon, folks who subscribe to my website, and the folks that follow me on Twitter, but tweets are hard to keep up with. So I’m playing curator for … Continue reading

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Holy BookNet Fest, Batman!

BookNet Fest 2018 is going to be an amazing experience that’s all about inclusivity in the book blogging community and I’m beyond excited to be a part of this super cool event! Dates/Panels: The event is September 7th and 8th! … Continue reading

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[Stitch Elsewhere] Jessica Jones Doesn’t Care About Men of Colour @ Anathema Magazine

The thing about the feminism on display in Jessica Jones is that it isn’t universally empowering or accessible. This is a series that centres the titular character’s pain above that of other people, and that treats the lives of people … Continue reading

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[Stitch Elsewhere] “Bright” Review @ Strange Horizons

Bright’s entire premise is weak and so’s its reliance on an allegory for racism that fuels its major plot points. In Los Angeles, Orcs are at the bottom of the metaphorical food chain, with many members of the species ostracized … Continue reading

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