Pay It Forward Fridays came from this post by Emily Guido. The idea is to feature a blogger or author on Fridays and give them a little shoutout. Anyone goes as long as they’re interested.
I’ve received an incredible amount of support from bloggers, authors and people I’ve met on line who didn’t know me and were just very kind, supportive souls. And, when I read that post by Emily Guido, I thought: time to give back.
I loved this quote from Emily’s mother:
“I cast a couple of pieces of bread on the water and the waves bring me back a ham sandwich.”
Karma is a beautiful thing.
Today I’m focusing on Natacha Guyot.
She says this of herself: “I am currently self employed as an independent scholar in France, where I work on several research and writing projects, mostly nonfiction. I blog regularly and also am a feminist, a vidder, a geek, a fangirl, and bookworm.
I earned two Master’s in Media Studies and Digital Culture & Technology from Sorbonne Nouvelle University and King’s College London. I primarily work on Science Fiction, Transmedia, Gender Studies, Children Media and Fan Studies.
As of 2014, I have been published and was a guest speaker in several countries. I have a couple of books upcoming in 2015, Women in Science Fiction Television(Rowman & Littlefield, USA) and A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars (Self Published).
Besides my nonfiction and academic projects, I am also working on a Fantasy short story series, Clairvoyance, whose first volumes I hope to see published mid to late 2015.
I am seeking to expand my career in the USA or in the UK, either in university teaching or in the media and creative industries.”
Natacha is a busy lady. Here are her publications, recent and upcoming.
- March 2014: Stories in Post-Human Cultures, co-edited with A. Brackin, Ph.D., Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK).
- January 2014: “Revisiting Indian Traditionalism in Shabd“, in Pennsylvania Literary Journal Volume V, Issue 3, Fall 2013, Anaphora Literary Press (USA).
- October 2013: Gender Dynamics in Star Wars: The Old Republic: A Focus on Female Characters, Thought Catalog (USA).
- September 2013: “Sam Worthington: Hybrid Faces”, in Navigating Cybercultures, edited by Nicholas van Orden, Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK)
- July 2013: “Alternate Universe Fan Videos and the reinterpretation of the media source“, in The Phoenix Papers (USA).
- December 2012: Cultural Perspectives of Video Games: From Designer to Player, Co-edited with A. Brackin, Ph.D, Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK).
- December 2012: “Dragon Age: Offered and Created Womanhood“, in Cultural Perspectives of Video Games: From Designer to Player, Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK).
- June 2012: “Boomer: the Feminine and Cyborg Metamorphosis“, in From Cyborgs to Facebook: Technological Dreams and Feminist Critiques, Sophia (Bruxelles, Belgium).
- May 2012: “Vidding: Blending the Fannish and the Academic“, in the Litartco (Montreal, Canada).
- April 2012: Star Wars: de la multiculturalité au ‘culte’, Éditions Universitaires Européennes (Germany).
- 2015: A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars, Self-Published.
- 2015: Women in Science Fiction Television, Rowman & Littlefield (USA).
- TBA: “John Winchester – the orchestrated fall from grace“, in an edited collection, Edwin Mellen Press (USA).
- TBA: “Sam Worthington: Negotiating Humanity“, in Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture 7 and 8 (hard copy volume), Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK)
- TBA: “Talyn, the heroic journey” in an edited collection on Farscape, Rowman & Littlefield (USA).
She’s also very busy online. Check out some of her best contributions:
- April 2014: Academia and Social Media: Defining Presence and Consistency
- April 2014: My Writing Process Blog Hop
- June 2014: Discussing Fandom And Its Past And Future Impact
- May 2014: Why I Don’t See Emma And Regina As A Couple In Once Upon A Time (But Hope That Mulan And Aurora End Together)
- June 2014: Feminist Friday: In Case People Still Wondered Why Feminism And #YesAllWomen Are Needed
- June 2014: Why #WeWantLeia Is Another Proof Of Why We Need #YesAllWomen and #YesAllGirls
- April 2014: Feminist Friday Discussion: Children and Youth Media
- May 2014: The Evil Genius Council: The Beauty (And Craziness) Of Friendship, Creativity And The Internet
- February 2014: Conversation about Life and the Evolving Internet: Musings of an (almost) Thirtysomething
- May 2014: Continuing the Discussion on Star Wars, Symbolism And Amputation
- January 2014: A Few Thoughts On The Star Wars Expanded Universe
- August 2013: Eight Years Of Vidding
Recently, she’s had a very important addition to her life in the form of:
Kenzi and her are already best friends.
A big Star Wars fan, Natacha is one of those incredibly kind people I’ve had the great fortune of meeting online. Check out her blog and see what I mean!