K. Alexandra writes about Minerva McGonagall, who inspires her in her own teaching.
The Critical Companion
Our contributor-led series The Critical Companion was a bi-monthly themed project that delved into different aspects of critical fandom.
Stacie writes about how she finally found her place in the Potter fandom.
How the Harry Potter fandom’s refusal to accept Blaise Zabini as Black left a Black fan feeling like she wasn’t welcome, and how Black Hermione turned it all around.
Bilal writes about their grandmother, who shared her love of comics and knowledge.
Delia talks about her father and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the origins of her nerdiness.
Growing up, Afiya loved all things supernatural, but she was often met with pushback…
Being the oldest daughter of an Ethiopian preacher isn’t easy when you become a fan of comic books and fantasy. Mahlet shares her story.
Patriarchal systems in magical schools (and in the real world) tend to cause problems. Porshèa explores the way these systems manifest in different fictional schools and discusses what should be done to change it.
There are inevitable risks to living in a magical school, but does Hogwarts truly have the tools to physically and mentally support its students?
Doctor Who has increased both its racial representation and conversations on racism in recent years, but the show still has a lot of work to do when addressing in-universe racism.
There are lots of shows about time travel, but read how 12 Monkeys changed the game.
What do you do when you’re a biracial Black girl living in the land of camo and conservatism in the 90s? You turn to the internet. Read Kira’s story of finding community in Sailor Moon RPG chat rooms.