Why is Everyone So Angry?

Two weeks ago we discussed how toxic fandoms can become, especially in online discourse. And in writing that blog, I realized there was a much bigger issue at play that I also wanted to address: Why is everyone so angry? I feel like I’ve gotten trapped inadvertently in a global outrage cycle. For a while,... Continue Reading →

Fandom Toxicity

Do you have a favorite TV show, book, video game, YouTube channel, or movie? Does it have a passionate fandom? Fandoms are really interesting to me. I’ve always been a “fan” of things, and I love many of the things that super passionate fandoms create. I loved reading Harry Potter fan fiction in high school... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Women | International Women’s Day 2017

A day like today has never seemed so important, but the current social and political climate has made the desire to celebrate women and the privileges I benefit from on a daily basis that were hard-fought and won by women who would not just sit down and shut up and let the men do the... Continue Reading →

Sailor Moon and the Power of Female Friendship

One of the things I include in “My Favorite Things” video is Sailor Moon, and as I was editing down my passion-filled ravings to fit in the allotted video time, I realized that my love for Sailor Moon deserves a bit more than a shout-out in a video. It’s still one of my favorite things... Continue Reading →

“We Come From Good Stock”

If you watched yesterday’s video, you know that I’ve experienced a lot of loss in the last few weeks. Two family members. A boyfriend’s grandmother who was basically a family member. All that grief can really get a girl down. A little bit of sunshine I found in all the clouds of this loss though... Continue Reading →

From Princess to General // RIP Carrie Fisher

I became a Star Wars fan a bit later in life. A Star Wars-obsessed college boyfriend introduced me to the series officially when I was 19, and I immensely enjoyed some of the kitschy aspect of it for a few years as part of our relationship. It was fun to be nerdy and cute together.... Continue Reading →

When You Hate the Things You Love

I had a super stressful weekend when it should have been super amazing and exciting. It’s been a goal of mine and my good friend Alanna’s to make a video together since we now live in the same city.  And we’ve been working on said project for the last few weeks. This Saturday was the... Continue Reading →

Fake News, Censorship, and Propaganda

I’ve been thinking a lot about this outbreak of “fake news” running rampant on social media and goaded on by the bloodbath that was the 2016 election cycle and what it means for censorship as well as its influence on the seemingly ever-widening divide between liberal and conservative viewpoints. I have the unique place of... Continue Reading →

Election Anxiety

I'm pretty numb today. After months of slowly building anxiety--chest-tightening, tears to your eyes, can't breathe kind of anxiety--I held this hope that it would finally be okay to breath out again. I even had a vlog planned for next Tuesday tentatively titled "Thank Goodness That's Over," but there was always the nagging fear in... Continue Reading →

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