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I write about fandom, mental illness, and chronic illness (sometimes all three at once). Sometimes I try to be encouraging. Bad puns are often involved.

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Meet cute   diana and moana2 article
thefangirlinitiative.com

Meet Cute: Island-Dwellers, World-Changers

Diana and Moana were both raised on an island, they're both daughters of the ruler of that island, and they're both sailors. The similarities just go on. I'm telling you, these two were destined to meet.

Aos s5 article
thefangirlinitiative.com

My Wishlist for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season 4 wrapped up in May, leaving me with many questions. Here's what I'm hoping to see when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next year.

Lili reinhart article
liberomagazine.com

Riverdale's Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Depression, and It's Important | Libero Magazine

Whether you’re a fan of Riverdale or have never watched the show, Reinhart’s words are inspiring–a battle cry to continue to fight shame and stigma and to continue speaking out about our experiences with mental illness.

Legendary starlord article
thefangirlinitiative.com

A Review of Legendary Star-Lord, Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule

Was it the word "Legendary" that caught my eye? Was it the iconic name "Star-Lord"? Was it the subtitle, "Face it, I rule"? Was it my extreme love for Peter Quill and his fellow guardians? Was it a unique, explosive combination of all four? Whatever it was, I immediately stopped, took a few steps backward, and picked this book up off the shelf.

Cameron ferris from ferris bueller day off article
thefangirlinitiative.com

Ferris and Cameron, This One’s for You! (with Caroline Kelly)

I was falling apart. In the midst of all this, my dad decided it was time that I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I had no idea that it would shape me for the rest of my life.

Aoscollage2 article
thefangirlinitiative.com

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Reaction: Looking Back on Season 4

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fourth season concluded a few weeks ago, and I don't know about you, but that season left me pretty breathless. Now that the season is complete, let's look back on how it all went down.

Fan community article
thefangirlinitiative.com

7 Ways to Find a Fan Community

Being a nerd or a fangirl can be a lonely experience. Not everyone is in love with imaginary things and worlds, after all. Before the internet, I felt totally alone and embarrassed about the things I loved. Thanks to some awesome resources, I don't feel that way anymore.

Marvel article
thefangirlinitiative.com

Superhero Representation in Marvel: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

One of the things I'm not quiet about is my absolute love of Marvel superheroes, both the movies and the comics. However, part of loving something includes being willing to admit its faults, and today I've decided to admit something I've been too privileged to see until now: Marvel has a representation problem.

5 tips netflix article
thefangirlinitiative.com

5 Tips for Your Next Netflix Marathon

Listen. I know we’ve all done it. Why does Netflix have that automatic play feature if they don’t want us to use it? I’m not going to judge. Fangirls gotta fangirl. Netflix marathons can be wonderful and necessary. Here’s how you can make that process a little more comfortable.

Shine bright article
youerthanyou.org

Shine Bright

Until the rest of the world sees your worth, believe it for yourself. Explode with fire and wonder and passion and love. The world may not think you are enough. Prove. Them. Wrong.

Bird article
youerthanyou.org

Spread Your Wings

Striking out on your own can be one of the scariest things you'll ever do. Forging your own path in life is terrifying and scary, but it's also indescribably good.

Pug2 article
youngandsick.net

When Mental Health and Physical Health Collide

On your good days, you manage to be okay both mentally and physically. On your worst days, well... you're Leslie Knope falling head first into a pit.

Fibro fridays article
youerthanyou.org

Fibro Fridays: Fibromyalgia 101

What is fibromyalgia?

Drowning article
youerthanyou.org

When It Feels Like You're Drowning

It is sometimes impossible to confess that we are not okay.

Hawkins2 article
thefangirlinitiative.com

The Five People You Meet in Hawkins

You may have started out indifferent to them, disliking them, or even hating them, but by the end, you'll be curled up in a fetal position crying desperately as you just wish for them just to be happy. Today, we honor those characters: the five people you meet in Hawkins.