Name of the Fangirl: Mara Jade
Fangirl’s School Grade: 10th Grade
What is her fangirl interest?
Mara Jade is a second degree black belt in the Korean martial art Tang So Do. She often wears items that she personally knitted. Loves to read and hone her archery skills. Mara Jade has a teenage crush on Thor. She likes the Avengers, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, Big Bang Theory, and of course Star Wars. Her desire is to be a Forensic Anthropologist like on one of her favorite shows, Bones.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
With a name like Mara Jade, she was born to be a fangirl. Mara Jade has been able to demonstrate a balance in all aspects of her life. She is both a student and instructor at the karate studio, a honors student at her high school, a role model to her brother, and a joy to have in our lives. She is not one to follow the crowd. Mara Jade is not afraid to express her individuality or bow to peer pressure.
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Mara Jade expresses her fandom in many ways. From her
Star Wars pins on her denim jacket, to her replica Wolverine dog tag, to her Avengers belt, to her expressive T-Shirts, to her replica Hunger Games boots, to her Thor backpack, to her Ravenclaw scarf, and to the various books she always seems to have in hand, she takes pride in expressing her love and fandom.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“Just keep swimming”
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
I once asked Mara Jade this very question. She quickly remarked, “My books.” She developed a love for reading at an early age. She likes a lot of the popular books such as Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter, Hobbit, but she also loves the classics like The Diary of Anne Frank and Pride and Prejudice.