I've decided to give YouTube another try, because I love filming and editing and the YouTube community. I'm going to be a lot more premeditated about it this time around—I've already filmed my first three videos, and I won't let myself fall behind. If you're more of a video watcher than a blog reader or if you want to see more of my goofy personality, check out my channel introduction video here:
What's it all about?
In each post, I will take a piece of fantasy and/or young adult literature and look at it through a critical lens. Literature scholars often overlook these genres, either because they're too new or not considered important enough, but I think they're pivotal to the way we understand the world. I grew up reading these genres, and I know first-hand how much these books can influence your beliefs and attitudes. That's why I want to look specifically at some of the themes that have influenced me the most because of my own identity: gender and sexuality, mental illness, and Latinx issues.Read More