Name of the Fangirl: Priya
Fangirl’s Occupation: Historian
What is her fangirl interest?
Priya started out a big Star Wars fan, but loves any science-fiction and fantasy that has a strong storytelling element. Her interest in Star Wars came from seeing how history and the imagination unite to create new worlds.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
I met Priya on TheForce.Net’s message boards. We had a mutual love of great Star Wars storytelling, especially ones with heroines. Priya is a huge fan of Mara Jade. Fans can have strong opinions, and Priya was always well-spoken and respectful in discussions. I watched Priya grow up from a college-age fan to a professional historian and blogger. She applies her professional knowledge to her fandom, which is a unique way to help educate other fans.
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Priya loves to discuss new shows, books and movies. She hosts her own blog – ThisIsWhatComesNext.com – where she writes about whatever inspires her. On occasion, when fandom inspires her, she shares those thoughts on FANgirl.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
Priya lives by the mantra: “Optimism is my greatest weapon,” but often quotes Yoda: “Do or do not. There is no try.”
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
She says, “It’s not really one item, but my book collection.”
Where can we follow her online?