Carrie McClain

Editor, Writer, and Social Media Manager in Los Angeles, CA

Carrie McClain

Editor, Writer, and Social Media Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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Carrie McClain is a Southern Californian native who navigates the world as writer, editor, and media scholar who firmly believes that we can and we should critique the media we consume. Everything under the sun from film to comics to video games to professional wrestling strikes her fancy. She has served as a panelist speaking on such topics such as cultural appropriation the media we consume and sisterhood in fandom.

As a recipient of the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Creative Promise Fellowship, she created a series of videographic essays on films featuring Black girls and Black women centered in narratives by directors who are women identifying as Black and/or belong to the African Diaspora. Now available online, it is titled, “# FUBU For Us By Us: Depictions of Black Girls and Women On Film By Black Women".

She’s mostly interested in analyzing the creative work that includes art, literature and cinema of people from marginalized communities with an emphasis on women of color, especially Black women. She once aided Cindi Mayweather in avoiding capture. Shuri is her favorite Disney Princess. Nowadays you can usually find her buried under a pile of Josei manga.

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Here are a few of her more recent twitter threads:

Informative thread on animator and artist Tyrus Wong and the children's book about his life, "Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist". Written by Julie Leung, illo' by Chris Sasaki.

Twitter Thread on Eve's Bayou, Daughters of the Dust and Losing Ground--all iconic films about Black women directed by Black women film directors here.

This last thread sits at the intersection of humor and educating: A thread of memes she made featuringStorm of the X-Men and responses to street harassment, the last memes were inspired by the Stop Telling Women To Smile art project created by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. [Updated Thread]

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See more of her writing here.

You can reach her at [email protected]

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