Tag Archives: fandom antiblackness

Meme-Ing For A Reason #5 – Take The BLM Out of Your Bio

I cannot get over how many people continue to be antiblack on main while having the nerve to have the Black Lives Matter hashtag in their Twitter (or another social media accounts) bio or in the header of their account. Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: “You’re Silencing Meeeee (Feat. Determined Derailers)”

It’s a recurring theme that I am somehow silencing other BIPOC fans by… having and using my own website, twitter account, and the rare external platforms I’ve been offered across the past six years. Continue reading

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WHEN CAN WE TALK ABOUT RACISM IN FANDOM?

So, if someone tries to tell you that now (whenever “now” is for you) isn’t a good time to talk about racism in fandom because there’s too much going on or… that there’s somehow nothing going on and you’re ruining their buzz? Point out that there’s no better time to talk about racism in fandom than the present because fandom is racist… in the present. Continue reading

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Stitch Wraps Up 2020

A lot happened in 2020. While it’s been one stressful year, it’s also been a year where I’ve pretty much stayed booked and busy and writing. So for those of you who aren’t super duper online, here’s what you’ve missed … Continue reading

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Meme-ing For A Reason #3 – Fandom’s Amy Coopers

I already made the Amy Cooper comparison back in June in Why Write About Fandom Racism At A Time Like This? where I talked about what the racism in the supposedly progressive queer/women run fandom spaces looks like: It looks a … Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Scapegoats (6/6/2019)

Originally posted as a thread on Twitter on June 6, 2019 Can we all agree that it’s beyond fucked up that across multiple fandom spaces, Black people IN fandom, when critical OF fandom (usually for racism/racist fan works), are seen/portrayed … Continue reading

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Thread Collection: FFA Racism Instance (7/22/20)

Originally a thread on Twitter. Collecting threads to make things more accessible since I essay there too for folks off of twitter. Oh sorry not gone because guess what, people keep lying on me (and Rukmini) in this whole AO3 … 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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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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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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Why Write About Fandom Racism At A Time Like This?

The short answer? We live in a racist world and that world doesn’t stop existing when someone crosses over some kind of threshold to fandom. The long answer? In fact, because fandom communities are insular and twist themselves in circles … Continue reading

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Surprisingly, Transformative Fandom Sucks At Research AND Reading Comprehension

In case you thought that the chaos and stress caused by the two million (and counting!) COVID-19 cases worldwide would be enough to stop the Rey/Kylo contingent from being on John Boyega’s case and up his ass over their ship- … Continue reading

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Stitch Talks Ish: Episode 4 – Where Stitch Processes

Episode Notes: Did you catch the previous episode yet? That was an hour long review of BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7! And, unlike this episode, it has a transcript! There’s a chance that I mispronounce Sik-K’s name when I … Continue reading

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