Name of Fangirl: Maria
Fangirl’s Occupation: Elementary Teacher
What is her Fangirl interest?
Maria loves science fiction and fantasy. She was introduced to the world of fandom through Star Wars as a little girl, and Princess Leia will always be her first Fangirl hero. Maria loves watching and reading science fiction and fantasy, and enjoys superheroes in print and film. She loves Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Buffy, Firefly, Arrow, Star Trek, and the proliferation of middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that shine a spotlight on amazing young women. She’s recently become interested in comics and graphic novels of all types.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
Maria takes pride in her fandoms, and is helping young girls and boys learn to fearlessly share their own passions. She strives to help each child see that geekdom is for boys AND girls, and that the lessons her students learn from these stories can help them throughout their lives.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
Maria shares her fandom with her students, using examples from all of their favorites to help them learn. Her enthusiasm is contagious; creating new fans each year. She also loves wearing geeky teeshirts, carrying a purse with Star Wars fabrics, and accessorizing with earrings or necklaces with a geeky flair.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“Never tell me the odds.”
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
A drawer full of tees and sweatshirts from all of her fandoms.
Where can we follow her online?