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Thirsty Bitch – Chapter 1

This is the first chapter in my original story entitled “Thirsty Bitch.” It was written partially in response to the people who tell me “Write your own stories then!” when I decide to speak up about media representation and diversity (particularly after my “Open Letter to Tim Burton”...
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My (Late) Overwatch Wishlist and Review

I finally caught up with the times and got a PS4. Along with that, I had to pick up a copy of Overwatch. I’ve been seeing screenshots, memes, and every other form of post imaginable about Overwatch for months. Surprisingly, it lived up to all the hype. I’ve...
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Dammit, Tim. 

Tim Burton, as a fan, I feel like you just pissed in my cereal, man. I tried, for many years, to pretend that you weren’t just another out-of-touch, willfully ignorant Hollywood disappointment of a with a boner for whiteness and eurocentrism. In fact, when I first heard that you’d...
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10 Black Cosplayers I Love

Title is self explanatory. As a black cosplayer, I’ve experienced some backlash over my choice to sometimes cosplay characters who don’t share my racial background or color. Luckily, seeing other pigmented peeps make some amazing cosplays has helped me truly not give two shits and a sheet of craft...
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RE: “GitS: Is This Really a Case of Whitewashing?”

Background Recently, one of my peers (fellow writer and cosplayer) decided to foolishly play devil’s advocate in discussing the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson being cast as Motoko Kusanagi in Hollywood’s upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie. Motoko is a Japanese character, and Johansson is not Japanese (or even...
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(Another) Spider-Man and (Black) Mary Jane

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s going to be yet another set of big box office Spider-Man flicks. We were caught in a web of entertainment with Toby Maguire’s Peter Parker, even as we cringed through the absurdity of Spider-Man 3. We were all crying into...
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