Tag Archives: geek identity

A Girl Walks into a Comic Book Store…

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When I was fourteen years old, I discovered a tier of geek-dom to which I did not yet belong. Given that I was the girl who re-watched the original Star Wars trilogy with her family every Christmas, this came as something of a nasty shock. (photo) The impromptu trip to DNA Comics was the suggestion of a boy on our first and ...

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Mean Geeks: Bullying Between Nerds

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(photo credit) “It’s not about you, it’s about them. They’re hiding their own insecurities by making you feel bad about yourself.”  Anyone who’s been bullied has heard something like this, usually in an attempt to cheer you up or make your feel better. It’s practically become an adage that often pops up when people talk about bullying. There’s even a video ...

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You Can’t Read That: Book Shaming and Nerd Culture

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(photo credit) What was the last book that you couldn’t put down? Personally, I’m making my way through The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and I haven’t been able to put them down. The books are fun re-imaginings of fairy tales amidst political intrigue, plague, and the threat of war. They’re also very much Young Adult (or YA) fiction. If ...

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A Pledge for…

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I have a group of 4 geek girls that have been my best friends for years. We’ve always embraced our weirdness together, never feeling the urge to hold back when it came to just how geeky we could get as a group. We’ve embraced geek-centric groups together, such as becoming Nerdfighters or becoming Iggles (members of the International Geek Girls ...

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Taking Charge: What Star Trek Taught Me About Intelligence

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Sometime during my high school years, I learned that some people don’t think that it’s alright for women to be intelligent. They think that the females of the species should naturally be less intelligent than the males and that, if one happens not to be, she is some sort of anomaly worthy of marvel or resentment. In order to be “attractive,” a woman shouldn’t ...

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How I Learned to Love the Geek

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I’ve been a geek since before I knew what a geek was. I was definitely a geek before it was acceptable to be a geek. I don’t remember a point in my life before Star Trek, Star Wars, Highlander, Lord of the Rings, or any form of fantasy and sci-fi. Pretty much anything I read was fantasy, sci-fi, or horror ...

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Public Geekiness

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I run a style & adventure blog called A Geek Tragedy where I primarily document my daily outfits, my travels and sometimes I rant a little at the universe. A new reader commented on one of my recent posts saying, “Wow, I was expecting a little more geek and a little less tragedy.” Ouch! But he made a valid point, ...

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