Representation

Black Lightning and the Power of Intentional Blackness in Superhero Television

Black Lightning and the Power of Intentional Blackness in Superhero Television

When the news of a Black Lightning television series initially surfaced, the muddled reaction of excitement tinged with trepidation was one that I think many nerds of color deeply appreciate. The feeling is a little more involved than your everyday cautious optimism; it’s about knowing […]

Romance is Not the Enemy of Strength: Strong Female Characters Want Love, Too

Romance is Not the Enemy of Strength: Strong Female Characters Want Love, Too

One of the fandom memories that I hold close to my heart stems from the night of February 21, 2016. It was the night when Michonne and Rick Grimes finally got together in the season six episode of The Walking Dead titled “The Next World.” […]

Unlikable Fictional Women: Who Gets the Privilege?

Unlikable Fictional Women: Who Gets the Privilege?

I didn’t watch Breaking Bad in its entirety until almost two years after the season finale. Up to that point, any knowledge that I had of the pop television phenomenon came second-hand from family, friends, and coworkers who swore by its brilliance. While there was […]