Tag Archives: K-Pop

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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Assigning Authenticity For Clout

If you listened to my review of BTS’s new album Map of the Soul:‌ 7, you might have clocked that I’m really fucking feral for BTS’ trio of rappers – RM, Suga, and J-hope. I‌ mention it a bunch of … Continue reading

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Stitch Talks Ish: Episode 3 – Stitch Talks Map of the Soul: 7

ON BUZZSPROUT Episode Notes Last episode, I talked about the wy white women in the Rey/Kylo fandom were going all out to portray John Boyega as a misogynistic monster for an Instagram comment milder (and far less misogynistic) than their … Continue reading

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Two Sides of Being a Black K-Pop Fan: Indescribable Joy

Part One, Incredible Rage [Incoming] The thing is that being in this fandom is not all white-knuckled rage at antiblackness… I promise. Korean pop music and hip-hop spark genuine joy in me.

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Authenticity Essay #2 – Girls (Not) On Top

If you’re a woman in hip hop that’s surrounded by dudes in Hood Cosplay telling you that you have to be more like them to be taken seriously –

What will you reach for in your quest to be authentic? Continue reading

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Introducing Authenticity (Mini-Essay #1)

I sound like a Barbie doll most of the time. Or Daria. If you heard me on the phone without knowing anything about me or without seeing my profile picture, you’d probably think I was a sure front runner to … Continue reading

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End of the Year Project Wrap-Up – K-Pop Industry and Fandom Antiblackness Project

I don’t regret how I’ve spent most of 2019. It’s impossible to miss that I’ve spent most of 2019 writing about, listening to, and talking to other people about Korean pop and hip hop music. I have spent so much … Continue reading

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What Stitch Listened To In 2019

If you’re so inclined, you can check out my Spotify 2019 “Top Songs” playlist for what I had on repeat this year, but if you want to know the songs I played even when I was just screwing around on … Continue reading

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Quick Coverage: CLC’s Sorn Should Think Before She Posts

If you’re in or adjacent to Korean pop culture fandom spaces and somehow thought we’d be ending 2019 without further antiblackness from idols or their fans… a) I’m not sure how you got to that conclusion considering how bad 2019’s … Continue reading

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WFRLL K-Pop Antiblackness Project #HoodCosplay

I’m just so pleased about how well “hood cosplay” as a term works for my needs across my project on antiblackness in the k-pop industry and its fandom spaces. I had to do a video! If you haven’t hit up … Continue reading

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WFRLL: Black Sound… Somehow Not For Black Fans?

Imagine having the nerve to tell Black fans to “go listen to rap” because – in this case – you were frustrated by yet another conversation about cultural appropriation in the K-pop industry. Continue reading

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Stitch on JinJja Cha Podcast’s Anti-Blackness in KPOP Episode

Jinjja Cha is a weekly podcast hosted by Girl Davis and April about South Korean Pop Culture and everything else in between. You can find them on: Soundcloud Twitter April’s Twitter Girl Davis’ Twitter Their Website My appearance on Jinjja … Continue reading

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Stitch On NYAN’s “Chicken Noodle Soup For the K-Pop Lover’s Soul”

I’m tired of feeling like I’m expected to choose between my security and happiness as a Black person in K-pop fandom spaces – or any fandom – and my ability to be a fan welcomed by fandom. Continue reading

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Fast and the Furious Foregrounding

In this installment of What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Antiblackness in the K-Pop Industry and its Fandom Spaces, we’ll be doing some fast and furious foregrounding. The point of this foregrounding essay isn’t to provide readers with an exhaustive and … Continue reading

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A WFRLL TIMELINE: FOREGROUNDING HIP HOP HISTORY

Note: This timeline is an attempt on my and Jaeyoung’s parts to show a trajectory and some major moments for hip-hop that potentially put these cultures into conversation. As a result, timeline does not cover every single event that happened … Continue reading

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