I’m Talking To You

I’m not exactly sure what to say in my first blog post, other than I’d like to create an atmosphere of love, kindness, acceptance, & belonging for those that feel they’re alone and feel that they will be forgotten. You won’t. My objective here is to shine a spot light on the truth of people, story characters, & to give a voice to the marganlized, the misfits, and misunderstood–just as the title suggest. Even though that probably sounds a bit corny…. I guess ‘truth’ can be perceived differently, depending on ones perspective. When I use to term truth, I see it as not merely a subjective phenomenon that so many individuals carelessly discard and disregard like an unchecked ego, but as an aspect of existence that connects everyone. The truth is both internal and external. I’ve always been curious about the existence of existence, and it will be interesting to see what is within us and outside of us. After all, life and the universe are about balance. It’s particularly important when we’re talking about ones perspective as well.

Having said that….

Who am I?

My name is Elena.  But you can call me whatever you want. On Tumblr, Twitter, & the inner & outer reaches of the interwebzverse I’m known as JesterWitch. And with that knowledge, you can even call me Jesty. ;-)

I’m 25.

I am an avid geek! I read comics, I watch cartoons, I create works of art, and am a HUGE Batman fan, more so of Joker & Harley Quinn, but have more of a huge appreciation of the communities of Gotham City in general.

I’m originally from Anchorage, Alaska. I moved to Astoria, Queens, NYC five months ago. I attend SUNY Oswego and am studying creative writing in upstate Oswego, NY. I hope to jump start both an online entrepreneur tea business & a career in episodic television at some point. I came to NYC to give myself that chance. I struggle, like many, with staying on task, but I’m taking things one day at a time. I am, after all, not without my own personal emotional baggage.

My main goal this year is to get my writing portfolio started & finished, and to find a way to attain self-employment. I won’t put too much pressure on myself, like I have the last few years. I’m going to give it my best though.

Storytelling is my absolute passion. It’s always been my dream to become a published writer.  My ultimate goal is to writing for episodic television, specifically for animation and live action programming that appeals to teens & YA–and  to some degree, writing for comic books. Having said that, I feel a very deep connection to perpetual underdog characters whom are teenagers & young adults, especially characters whom are torn in two different directions, and need to make a choice. Characters that are or have been bullied, wounded in someway, & have to constantly & consistently fight the prejudice, discrimination that’s working against them every. single. day. All because they are different in someway. It is never easy to deal with, but for lots of us, it gets better or will get better. Even if it doesn’t, know that you’re not alone.

All of my stories are character driven.

Issues of women, people of all ethnicities, LGBTQ’s, & anyone who feels like an outsider are all things I’d like to explore in different mediums of story telling. That’s one of the many reasons why I started this blog.

I strive to speak the truth in everything I write. The truth about the different groups of people that exist in the world is very important to me. One thing I definitely am aware of and know for a fact:

I have a lot to learn.

A good friend of mine, Denny Upkins once said “Just because you’re a minority in one aspect, doesn’t mean that you’re not privileged in another.”

As a white female, who struggles in some aspects of my life, I will never know the true struggles that a woman of color has to face on a daily basis.

The best thing one can do is:

LISTEN.

No. Really listen.

Understand that we are all human and that everyone deserves respect & for their stories to be heard.

Part of what I hope to accomplish with this blog is focusing on & spot lighting characters, stories, & any news in comics, television, & film, that are about young people. That’s not to say that I won’t be focusing on anyone but teenagers and young adults! I do see a lack of blogs that focus on specifically youth characters within comics, television, & entertainment in general. Maybe I’m wrong. Don’t quote me on that. LOL!

This is a space where all my readers are safe to be themselves. You will never be judged here.

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