Name of Fangirl: Annie
Fangirl’s Occupation: Elementary school teacher (5th grade)
What is her Fangirl interest?
Annie has been a Star Wars fan since the beginning, missing out on only the very first Bantha Tracks newsletter. She is also ardent about Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, The Wizard of Oz, Marvel, and Indiana Jones, among others.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
Annie passes on the Fangirl legacy to scores of a new generation, arranging all sorts of Star Wars-themed activities through her school that teach her students about friendship, faith, the power of reading and creativity, the dark side vs. the light, female empowerment – all the qualities imbedded in the Star Wars universe.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
Annie has always been a trend-setter, embracing the Star Wars fandom even during the “lean years” of support and collecting. She was wearing a “Jedi in Training” t-shirt the day she met her husband and had vintage Han and Leia action figures as their cake topper when they got married – many years before that became the popular norm.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
To narrow it down to one item would be virtually impossible, but I don’t think a day goes by that she’s not wearing at least one of the Her Universe Star Wars charms around her neck.