Inclusive Medieval Reenactment and Fantasy: A Space for POC
So some of you might know that I’ve been wanting to create a space for poc to explore our interest in medieval reenactment and fantasy culture. It’s a bit hard because I’m not a natural leader or starter of things, but that’s what I’m trying to do. I decided that the first, easiest step is to start a blog. Now this brings up challenges of its own.
The biggest being the name! I’m awful with names! I can never think of anything catchy or clever, or that isn’t so long as to be unwieldy. Just look at the title of this little text post!
I have a general idea of the content. I confess it will likely conform a lot to my own tastes, most blogs do. For a while I struggled with wither or not I should make it a specifically black space. I’ve noticed that black people tend to get snowed under in a POC mix, but in the end, considering the times and the state of the modern world, I’ll trust to our better angels and make the blog all inclusive culturally speaking.
Which also raises a question of cultural representation as it pertains to the “medieval”. Obviously Europe was not the only culture around at the time, it would be amazing to see reenactment and fantasy based around Indian culture in the 1300′s, or the African empires! But perhaps those are ambitions for a future date.
I think the best place to start is a simple blog that features POC in medival and fantasy settings, and promotes Poc creatives of same. Now If I only had a name!