The people we look up to – like musicians, actors, YouTubers, and Viners – can be influential in our lives. And being part of fan culture can be a positive thing.
But there can also be a dark side to fan culture – or “stan” culture. Here’s Riley J. Dennis to talk about where we can go wrong when we’re stanning for our faves, and how we can do better.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 8 Things White Fans Can Do to Make Fandom More Inclusive
- Your Favorite Media Is Problematic – Here’s How to Deal (And What Not to Do)
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.
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