Is It Still Fun to Be a “Harry Potter” Fan?

Is it still fun to be a fan of Harry Potter? I ask myself this question often, especially as I get older and look at the movies and books I loved so much throughout my childhood more critically. As a young black woman, I have often had to love this series despite there being few … Continue reading Is It Still Fun to Be a “Harry Potter” Fan?

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