Well, it was another big week for fandom. Let’s start by giving everyone a big hug.
We’ve lost yet another legend this year: musical artist Prince. Numerous musicians honoured Prince during their latest shows, and social media overflowed with stories about how Prince’s version of Black masculinity helped innumerable people come to understand themselves.
Seeing a strong, unapologetically black man direct an audience of thousands and ultimately, my heart, made it clear that being yourself could take you further than being an approximation of someone else.
—Terryn Hall for the Guardian (Warning: don’t read the comments.)