We’re fans, first and foremost. Fans of bands, movies, comic books, TV shows – you name it, we’ve probably loved it. Being fans shaped the people we’ve become. Fandom spaces led us to each other and fandom spaces led us to journalism.
But we’re also people; people who have been pushed to the margins. People who have been told that wanting to hold the media we love accountable for being ableist, homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic is wrong; is asking for “too much”. That it’s not good journalism. That the male, white, cisgender journalists we work with shouldn’t be held responsible for reporting on issues that don’t affect them.
We demand that pop culture journalism goes to the margins. No more waiting for the institution to listen. We’re storming the gates. It’s time.
in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty | noun | in(t)ərsekSHəˈnalədē/ : the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups – Merriam-Webster
This is In Full Bleed.
We are a collective of journalists here to report pop culture as it should be covered: with full examination of the intersectional elements at play. We’ll be covering books, comics, movies, music, television and more.