We recently were able to attend this interesting panel from
Victor Dandridge Jr. and Dr. Vanessa Hintz, Psy.D recently at Fan Expo in New Orleans. It was an engaging panel on the subject of black horror. Check out the description and enjoy the panel:
Representations of Black characters in popular media are often rooted in trauma, stereotypes, or some combination of both. The horror genre is no exception, often casting Black folks as comedic sidekicks, characters that lack complexity, or those that are disposable – and often killed off first! Still, there are a number of horror films – made by Black creators, for Black people – that serve to affirm and uplift the lived experiences of Black people in America.
This panel of interdisciplinary experts will discuss representations of Blackness in horror, and the impacts on racial identity and mental wellness.
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Also check the post below and see all the things we saw and did at Fan Expo. Of course as always NerdSoul will edit all this up in one good package coming soon.