Name: Erynn L.
Location: Bradenton, FL
Bio: Star Wars enthusiast and teacher. Loves traveling, Disney and The Force. She even had a Star Wars wedding!
How do you share your fandom with others?
My entire classroom is Star Wars themed. It helps me to connect to a new generation of fangirls and fanboys! Also, if you’re getting a gift from me, it’s probably something Star Wars related!
How do you subtly (or not-so-subtly!) work your fandom into everyday life?
I have four Star Wars tattoos. I wear Star Wars clothes and jewelry. I drop quotes into conversations. I even sleep on a Han Solo pillowcase (which my husband is 100% okay with)!
What’s the best thing about being part of this fandom?
Star Wars showed me that, even when the odds are stacked against you, that you can persevere and defeat the Empire. It showed me a strong female character that didn’t need to be rescued. It gave me Princess Leia to aspire to be. As an adult, Star Wars still inspires me. When I’m having a bad day I just stop and remember that Leia’s whole planet was destroyed. Her son turned to the dark side. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Empire in all its different forms. She doesn’t stop fighting and neither should I.