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Let Black People Feel Things in Fandom 2018

In 2016, I made a list of things that I wanted to see fandom leave behind as we moved into the next year. Fandom left absolutely NONE of those things behind in 2017. I’m not going to talk about the … Continue reading

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[Flashback Friday] Dear Fandom, It’s Always About Race

I originally wrote this post over a year ago, back in May 2016. It was one of those period where I was seeing racism in fandom surge to a high level (this was after the meta of doom a certain … Continue reading

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“Fandom is supposed to be fun.”

Some variation on the phrase “fandom is supposed to be fun” gets spouted like clockwork every single time that people of color in fandom try to talk about the way that fan spaces – predominantly slash fandom spaces – are … Continue reading

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What It’s Like Being Fandom Critical While Black

If we adopted Scientologist terms in fandom I’d probably be deemed as a negative influence or suppressive person because of the way I talk about the things I’ve seen and experienced in fandom spaces. I’ve had my opinions invalidated, my … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz

I just finished reading “Gena/Finn” by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson. It is good. So good. I definitely cried a little while reading it. I think that it’s definitely the BEST fiction book on fandom that I’ve ever read and … Continue reading

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Fear of Fucking Up: Not Actually A Good Excuse For Erasing Characters of Color

  Recently, there’s been a spate of fannish and original writers claiming that they’re so afraid of negative reception and responses from people of color, that they refrain from writing characters of color in their works. We saw this during … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] The Dragon Age Fandom Hates Characters (and People) of Color

Note: Previously posted on the website Fandoms Hate People of Color (click the link to reblog it), I received permission to host this essay about the experiences one fan of color (who has requested to remain anonymous) had and witnessed … Continue reading

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Fandom has always been broken (but it’s not for the reasons that you think)

When Devin Faraci wrote an article entitled “Fandom is broken”, there was a moment where I expected him to actually talk about the ways that fandom was actually broken. Sure, he does mention how fan entitlement leads to threats against … Continue reading

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Stitch on Fansplaining’s Two-Part Episode About Race and Fandom!

Earlier this week I got a chance to participate in an episode of fandom podcast Fansplaining that was all about race/racism in fandom and giving people of color a chance to speak about what they’d witnessed and experienced. It was … Continue reading

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Black Ladies Deserve Love Too: Lupita Nyong’o, Concern Trolling, and White Feminism

Yesterday, internet gossip revealed that 12 Years A Slave actress (and all around adorable human being) Lupita Nyong’o was in talks to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in 2018’s Black Panther solo movie. One of the earliest (now seemingly refuted) tidbits … Continue reading

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