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Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter, Star Trek: 2009, Scrubs, Office, Avatar: Last Airbender, Pitch Perfect, and Elementary.
You can call me Yani.
I write for two reasons 1) Self Expression 2) Because I'm probably dissatisfied with the white relationships in the shows and films that I watch and the overall lack of fanfiction including a woman of color. I mean, how many fucking times do we have to read the following descriptors in fanfiction: "my pasty skin", comparing skin to the color of milk or alabaster, pride in their lack of pigment, overemphasizing features that would make hitler proud and just the overall disgusting Eurocentrism that is accepted in fandom culture. I'm sick and tired of it which is why I write these.
My OCs will always be women of the African Diaspora. If you're not ok with that then you can leave. This is a safe space for black women to read fics they've always wanted to with characters that looked like them written by a woman like them.
I am letting you know this now so that I never get a racist review ever again saying "Your fic was good, but why'd you wait until the end to tell us she was black?" when I didn't. Or just the general distaste of someone that'd been "tricked" into reading fanfiction that wasn't of their usual vanilla preference.
Yes, two of these fics are from things that already have WOC in them, but let me just explain why I added my OC anyways. In my Elementary fic, I added Nasira because I don't like the romantic pairing of any form of Watson/Holmes, even if Watson's a woman. She's too good for him anyways.
In my Star Trek fic, I included Jaden because although I absolutely love Uhura, I find the modern casting of Zoe Saldana as a tad Eurocentric because yes she is a black woman, she gets more roles because her features are more marketable than other black women due to her European ancestry. Uhura is supposed to be from Africa specifically, not just part of the diaspora. To me, her being Uhura makes as much sense as Rashida Jones playing Uhura, black but doesn't look like she comes from a country that is fluent in Swahili. I still love her though and lbrh, my fic is probably the only non Spock/Uhura fic that doesn't villainize her.
Pictures of Corian: http://tinypic.com/r/2w520jb/7
Picture of Adhara's dress: http://tinypic.com/r/23vhvr8/6
Here is a link to what Adhara looks like in case you guys were wondering: http://tinypic.com/r/29mk5cx/7
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