A Love Letter to Fandom

SheDidWhatSheWanted

By Valentina Bore  

In my 23 years of life, I’ve been in a lot of fandoms. I’ve gone through a lot of obsessions, things that would take up all the space in my brain and often, all the space on my bedroom walls as well. I’ve met people from across the world who shared the love and passion for the same movie, TV show, or celebrity as me. I joined tumblr a long six years ago, on October of 2009, and that introduced me to the camaraderie of following people and making friends when everyone had the same interests, but tumblr was far from my first foray into fandoms.

It all started when I was around 11 and obsessed with the Harry Potter books. I had an older, more experienced cousin who told me all about fanfiction and searching for stories to read and keep myself entertained with while…

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