I write about the internet, media, and pop culture. Some articles I am proud of:
- How Fangirls Changed the Future of Publishing: a dive into the Twilight fandom publishing phenom.
- The secret behind internet erotica icon Chuck Tingle: A deep dive into the myth behind the man.
- In remembering George Michael, don’t forget the decades we spent shaming him. A eulogy, of sorts.
- S-Town is a stunning podcast. It shouldn’t have been made. A podcast review that went viral.
- The Harry Potter universe still can’t translate its gay subtext to text. An unfortunately prescient look at the conflict between Rowling’s universe and its fans.
- Hopepunk, explained.
- The alt-right superfecta:
- The Leslie Jones hack is the flashpoint of the alt-right’s escalating culture war. A terrifyingly accurate premonition.
- How the alt-right’s sexism lures men into white supremacy
- How the alt-right uses internet trolling to confuse you into dismissing its ideology
- How the Christchurch shooter used memes to spread hate
- YouTube’s most popular user amplified anti-Semitic rhetoric. Again.
Editorial Note from Aja:
I always try to let my professional work speak for itself. That means that I typically don’t comment on my articles after the fact, except to clarify any misunderstandings, make corrections, and/or communicate updates.
That said, I strive to address concerns with my articles and with my editors, even if I don’t do so publicly.
You can always email me at Vox at aja.romano at vox dot com, or at my personal email, aja.romano at gmail.
If you aren’t comfortable bringing a concern about my reporting to me directly for any reason, I invite you to please always bring them to Vox’s culture editor. Thank you!
Aja writes a lot of fanfic but sometimes does original stuff as well. Some stuff they are proud of:
You might know Aja from fandom. They’re best known for their time in Harry Potter, various anime, and Inception fandoms.
Aja’s fandom cred includes co-creating the Big Bang challenge, creating and running lots of fan communities, and writing lots of fanfic.
In 2007, LiveJournal staff selected Aja’s LJ for inclusion in its 10th-anniversary commemorative book, as “an example of fandom at its best.”