Gretchen lives and works in SF as a freelancer. If not at work, is probably off eating ramen, petting dogs, or attempting yoga. Tweets too much at @ubeempress.
I’m used to getting raised eyebrows when I tell people that I enjoy Fox’s Gotham. As someone who often rails about the portrayal of women, why do I tune into a show that, on one hand, gives us complex women like Selina Kyle and Fish Mooney, but on the other hand, routinely batters and/or killsREAD MORE
Fancasting–the act of fans creating photosets of their dreamcast for mainstream media properties–has always been an integral part of fandom. For queer fans and fans of color, it’s often a way to imagine a world where their favorite films have a cast that’s not so overwhelmingly white, straight, and male. There are fancasts of IdrisREAD MORE
This past weekend I attended both San Francisco Comic Con and the San Francisco Zine Festival, two events that both overlapped and diverged in terms of content, scope, and inclusiveness.READ MORE
Like most millennials, I grew up loving the Harry Potter series. I went to the midnight film premieres, collected Gryffindor gear, and reread the books several times over. But sometimes the things we love let us down. For a while now I’ve been bothered by how the original series treated its Asian characters, the PatilREAD MORE