Stitch's Media Mix

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Name: Stitch's Media Mix
Owner/Maintainer: Stitch (Zina)
Dates: March 2015-
Type: Meta essays, media discourse, fanfiction and original fiction
Fandom: Pan-fandom
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Stitch's Media Mix is a website run by Zina, better known as Stitch, a black fan and writer. She publishes fanfiction, original fiction, book reviews, and meta essays about fandom to the site, both in text and podcast/audio form.

In her meta essays, Stitch primarily writes about issues connected with race and fandom, the characterisation and perception of characters of colour, representation and erasure, toxic fandom, and fandom tropes and trends.

An introduction to Stitch's Media Mix from the blog:


I’m Zina and I’ve been running Stitch’s Media Mix since March 2015. I created my site as a site for fandom and media criticism after being frustrated by my inability to find a safe, welcoming place where I could be a part of these conversations in the fandoms that I already belonged to. I love being in fandom and I love the act of being a fan, but I feel as though there’s room for improvement that is always being overlooked. I’d love to be able to change certain things about the overarching institution of fandom, but for now, I’ll settle for educating and snarking my way to change in my main fandoms.

Using my academic background (I have a BA in History and am getting my MA in Literature) and my experiences as a queer Black member of fandom, I try to tackle the media I consume and the fandom spaces I inhabit from a critical and faintly snarky angle. I use my website to host my writing: media critique, analysis of fandom tropes and trends, book reviews, and the occasional bit of original fiction.

My goal is to talk critically about the media we create and consume in order to urge fandom to become a more welcoming place for marginalized and underrepresented groups of people. I want everyone to be able to have a seat at the proverbial table without it being pulled from underneath them.

The website is supported by Patreon donations, alongside other donation channels including Ko-Fi, Squarecash and PayPal.

Stitch's Media Mix was previously also on Tumblr as stitchmediamix, but appears to have been taken down. The blog is archived on the Wayback Machine.

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