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Fleeting Frustrations # 2: Fan Studies, Like Fandom, Isn’t the Best About Race

I am grateful to fan studies scholars for giving me a name for what I’d been doing before I ever knew that fan studies was a thing. I love fan studies as an academic discipline and I wish that it … Continue reading

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Sacrifice, Heroics, and Dead Characters of Color

This post contains spoilers for Orange is the New Black season 4, Wynonna Earp season 3, Elementary season 6, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5, and a bunch of other stuff that’s been off the air or out of theaters for … Continue reading

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[Patreon Preview] Stitch Talks Tropes

I’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks as I planned, and now I think I’m ready to share a preview of something I’ve been working on and planning for almost all of June: Stitch Talks Tropes (Or, possibly, Talking … Continue reading

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[Image Post] “Strong Black Women”

Original Post:  Nyota Uhura: One More Black Female Character Fandom Wants To Be Strong and Single Forever  White Feminism (as an institution) thinks that championing Black women as too strong and too independent to ever “need” a man in their lives … Continue reading

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[Small Stitch Reviews] May 21st

Whatever for Hire by R. J. Blain A paranormal romance novel with jokes everywhere and a minor enemies-to-lovers relationship between the main characters, what makes Whatever For Hire fall flat for me is the copious use of the g-slur. Yes, … Continue reading

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Headcanons only go so far when it comes to representation

In my head, my version of Harvey Dent will always be associated with three things: his Blackness (he’s biracial), his bisexuality (he was totally in love with Bruce Wayne), and how he deals with/manages his mental health issues (which are … Continue reading

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Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties – Elektra Natchios

Women of Color in Marvel Live Action Properties is an essay series that will look closely at the portrayals of female characters of color by actresses of color in Marvel’s various franchises. I was inspired by the fact that a … Continue reading

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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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