The Complexities of Fandom II: Game of Thrones & Fans of Color

The seventh season of HBO’s immensely popular series, Game of Thrones, returned a few weeks ago – and as expected, think pieces and wordy Facebook statuses quickly followed along. While many of the critiques of the show – such as the use of sexual violence specifically toward girls and Women, a white savior storyline, or … Continue reading The Complexities of Fandom II: Game of Thrones & Fans of Color

4 Ideas for a ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel

  If you follow me on social media, you know I’m a huge Spidey fan and have been nervously anticipating Spider-Man: Homecoming. No one could have ever imagined the historic deal between Marvel Studios and Sony, and now the wall crawler is officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is a fun … Continue reading 4 Ideas for a ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel

Afro-Latinxs: Representation Matters

It may seem silly to have to state this, but Afro-Latinxs exist. We are real, complex, creative and talented. We are diverse, unique and belong to multiple, intersecting spaces/identities. Constant whitewashing, lack of media attention, colorism, and blatant erasure makes it easy for Black Latinxs to be excluded from pop culture. Representation does truly matter … Continue reading Afro-Latinxs: Representation Matters