Name of Fangirl: Jasmine
Fangirl’s Occupation: Obtaining a Masters in Biology; elementary school science teacher
What is her Fangirl interest?
DISNEY! That includes Big Hero 6 and Star Wars! 90’s nostalgia such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sailor Moon. Studio Ghibli (for empowering girls with amazing films), Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, video games (esp. Super Smash Bros!), Harry Potter, Nintendo, Cowboy Bebop (her favorite anime), Doctor Who, and more!
I love collecting posters and t-shirts, and recently started cosplaying! My favorite characters, of course.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
I believe I’m a unique Fangirl! I’m a Muslim Arab girl that was born and raised in L.A. People that come from my background have a reputation of being oppressed and backwards, and I hope to change that! I’m a human being, that has many interests (especially in the nerd world!) and I would love to share my interests with others, and show others that I’m more than the evening news on CNN.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
IN EVERY WAY I CAN!
My entire room is slowly but surely being consumed by posters from every con I attend!
The majority of clothes I now own have some nerd-age to it. On a normal day, at least one item – shirt or leggings – has some gamer or geek chic design. I wear my favorite Stormtrooper hoodie to the gym, if I don’t have my Tetris leggings on. When I go to work, I bring my R2-D2 lunch box with my turtle (TMNT) backpack. When I finally collapse at the end of the day, I make sure I’m cuddled up in my Totoro hoodie!
And now I spend free time researching cosplay, and learning to create amazing costumes, armor and weapons to represent my favorite characters!
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
NO! DON’T MAKE ME DECIDE! all of them! My current Amiibo collection – working hard on collecting all the Nintendo Amiibos for Super Smash Bros. It’s been hard, had to shop overseas, and call lots and lots of GameStops!
Where can we follow her online?