Posts in Spotlight

OTW Guest Post: Constance Penley

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Constance Penley (she/her) is a film and media studies professor at UC Santa Barbara who is a fan of fandom (and Escapade’s No. 1 fan). Two of her proudest affiliations are the Transformative Works and Cultures Editorial Board and the Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors. Today, Constance talks about her affiliation with slash fandom and fandom’s endurance. How did… Read more

Five Things Francesca Coppa Said

This month the Organization for Transformative Works turns 15! As part of the celebrations, we’re publishing a special 5 Things post with one of our founders, Francesca Coppa. In this post, you can read Francesca’s memories about the early days of the OTW, and the challenges that the organization has faced since then. We’re also hosting a trivia contest (available only in English) and a fanworks challenge. If you’d like to know more, please visit the English version of the OTW’s anniversary post. Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization…. Read more

OTW Guest Post: Natasha Lance

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Natasha Lance is the founder and host of She Squared Podcast, a fan conceptualized and run podcast that operates primarily out of her home office. Professionally, Natasha works in television production in the southern United States and runs a small, independent production company that creates ads for non-profits and helps independent filmmakers make their ideas a reality. Today, Natasha talks… Read more

Five Things Alba Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Alba, who volunteers as a Translation volunteer for Team Catalan. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? Like other Translation teams, Team Catalan translates a variety of documents related to the OTW and its projects. Doing this makes them more accessible to even more people and creates a feeling of inclusion…. Read more

Five Things DZ Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with DZ, who volunteers as a Policy & Abuse staffer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? Archive of Our Own is the fanwork hosting subset of the OTW. From original works to microbial art, all kinds of fanworks are welcome on the Archive as long as they comply with the ToS…. Read more