Twin Cities Geek is a local website that I’ve written for. The page covers several geeky aspects that range from local events, to reviews, to topics that affect the geek community. If you’re looking for my movie reviews, they’ve been moved HERE!
- Please Stop Using Creators of Color to Defend Representation Problems: Sometimes, people like to defend the lack of representation or whitewashing in movies by pointing fingers at creators who give it the ok… but can we really blame creators when we’re constantly told that white is the default?
- When Did Cosplay Stop Being About Fun? (Spoiler: It Didn’t): The cosplay community is often ridiculed for the drama that takes place within it’s circle of geeks, but what if I told you that this drama isn’t anything new and that cosplay is still fun?
- That’s Not Gonna Happen to Me: We’re often told how to act to prevent being discriminated against, but does it matter how nice we are when it comes to the preconceived notions based on the color of our skin?
- The Story of the Lone Black Kid and Why #29DaysOfBlackCosplay Rocks: The movement returns, and Briana talks about growing up as the lone black geek and how important it is to see that you’re not alone.
- Why Halloween Season Can Be a Downer for Black Cosplayers: It’s the heated debate that comes up when people feel the need to paint their skin to be a person of color. Briana weighs in on the topic, and breaks down every reason people use to justify the problematic practice of blackface for cosplay.
- Why Cosplay Bullying Really Sucks: It sucks to get made fun of, but to Briana, it really sucks when it’s within the cosplay community, a place full of people who know what it’s like to be picked on for being different. Briana sheds some light on why cosplay bullying is very disheartening, and how the community is working to keep things positive.
- Insecurities and Cosplay – It’s OK to Not Be OK: It’s not easy to admit when you’re feeling down and out, especially when you normally put a smile on your face. In this article, Briana admits to not always feeling positive, and how it’s o.k. to have those moments when you’re not o.k.
- The Importance of #28DaysOfBlackCosplay: In February 2015, this hashtag took social media by storm. Briana speaks with black cosplayers and delves into her own feelings to discuss why this movement is absolutely necessary.