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In a world where we’re sometimes seen as one-dimensional, Culturess is all about going 3D (but, you know, without the special shadesthose things are a rip-off).

No, we mean 3D as in celebrating all facets of vivid, technicolor fangirldom. Whether it’s analyzing horror themes in the latest Archie comic, bowing down to Gal Gadot, drafting an LGBTQ writing dream team for the upcoming L Word reboot, geeking out over a new arts festival for self-described black nerds, or crushing hard on Daenerys Targaryen’s fierce winter coat on Game of Thrones (and its deeper meaning), Culturess is a place where you never have to choose between your passions. We leave traditional stereotypes, particularly those affecting women (though anyone’s welcome here), on the cutting room floor.

We cover everything from podcasts to politics to the Potterverse; from romance novels to records to rides at Disney World. Through it all, the common plotline is always further fueling your fandoms, whatever they may be.


Write for us:

We're looking for thoughtful, diverse new voices. Do you feel strongly about musical theater? LGBTQ issues in pop culture? Race on TV and in movies? Reality TV? True crime? Nonfiction new releases? Underwater basket-weaving? Another obscure fandom we don’t even know about? We want to hear from you.

Find out more here, and get started on your application to join our contributor team here.

Send us pitches, ideas or just say hello at letschat@culturess.com

Meet the Team

Lacy Baugher,Site Expert

Lacy is a digital strategist working in Washington, D.C. who loves to yell about TV in her spare time. Whovian, Ravenclaw and captain of the Sansa Stark Defense Squad. Come say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB.

Amanda Mullen,Site Expert

Amanda is a trade editor by day and a freelance journalist by night. She loves all things fantasy and science-fiction, and she's always game to dive into a huge book or a new anime series. When she's not writing and editing, you can usually find her by the coffee maker — or hiking a mountain if it's nice out!

Sarabeth Pollock,Staff Writer

Sarabeth Pollock has been attending comic conventions before they were cool, starting with Star Trek conventions at the tender age of 11. These days she's a regular at San Diego Comic Con and has attended WonderCon, Star Wars Celebration, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, D23, and the Long Beach Comic Expo. She worked as an assistant athletic director at a West Coast Conference school, which cemented her lifelong love of sports. Frequent trips to Disneyland, along with training for half marathons in the Rock and Roll Marathon and runDisney circuits, help to balance out her pop culture and sport obsessions.

Cody Schultz,Editorial Director

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good television show and I have a full DVR to prove it! I've been a member of the FanSided network since April 2014; Entertainment & Lifestyle Director since Feb. 2018. Have an interview or feature pitch? Contact me at cody.schultz@fansided.com

Sonya Iryna,Contributor

Follow me on Twitter: @SonyaIryna I've been writing professionally for more than 13 years and fangirling all my life.

Molly Catherine Turner,Contributor

Molly Catherine Turner is a writer based in Oklahoma. She wrote her masters thesis on the ideology of rap and has presented on various pop culture phenomena as Girls, Luke Cage, Toddlers & Tiaras, and Magic Mike at conferences across the country. Her work has been featured on Culturess, Lambda Literary, Dork Side of the Force, and ScreenRant.

Kimberley Spinney,Contributor

I am a freelance writer who has been working in the online media industry since 2014. I have covered everything from entertainment news to health and lifestyle. I'm a self-professed foodie and dog lover too!

Evelyn Ulrich,Contributor

Evelyn is a writer for her own The 100 site, grounderssource.com. Currently, she resides in Chicago with her two dogs and is a big fan of Garfield the Cat ad Pusheen.

Rachel Leishman,Contributor

I like a lot of hot actors, it is slowly becoming my thing. Writer, actress, aspiring everything. California girl stuck in a New York state of mind.

Cristine Struble,Contributor

Cristine is a food, entertainment, travel and lifestyle writer. She is the site expert at FoodSided and a contributor to Culturess. Follow her on social media at @CristineStruble or @StrublePublications.

Shani Harris,Contributor

Shani Harris is a producer, filmmaker, journalist, photographer and writer. She has contributed to networks and publications such as CBS, Entertainment Tonight, MovieMaker, BlackFilm, OK Magazine and LIVID Magazine.

Christina Roberts,Contributor

A lover of all things hockey and Marvel. I wait impatiently for every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. I turned Frankenmuth, MI, into Johan Franzen's own magical land in Sweden, known as Franzenmuth. "Pavel Datsyuk In: A Case of Dangleitis" was also my creation. I wrote the novel "On The Border," my first venture into published fiction work; check it out on Amazon.

Natalie Zamora,Head of Content

Natalie Zamora is a lover of all things celebrity, horror, and cute dogs. When she's not working as the Head of Entertainment Content at FanSided, she's likely looking at pictures of Timothée Chalamet.

Sabrina Reed,Staff Writer

Entertainment writer. Lover of sunflowers. Can usually be found writing, reading, watching TV, or hanging with her cats.

Lindsay Press,Contributor

Shaun Stacy,Contributor

Shaun Stacy is a writer, baker, rocker and feminist living in Charleston, SC. Superheroes are her jam. She can often be found in local bars on 90's trivia nights and frequently listens to angry white girl music, especially Evanescence and Halestorm. She also enjoys cupcakes, traveling to comic cons, the beach and spending time with her dog, Beau.

Lauren Coates,Contributor

Lauren is a Chicago native with a weakness for junk food, a passion for film & television, and a constant yearning to be at Disney World.

Veronica Elizabeth Bruno,Contributor

Award-winning journalist and photographer. Fansided site tennis expert. Sports analyst, lifelong golf enthusiast, and entertainment sponge. Press Association winner. Published in the Harvard Summer Review. Favorite writer is Shakespeare. Obsessed with Downton Abbey, Absolutely Fabulous, Vikings, The Wire, Rome, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Deadwood, and The Walking Dead. Veronica's photographs have been exhibited all over the country.

Alex Kelly,Contributor

Gets really excited when new Potter Funko Pops drop. Writer, sports fanatic, and film freak currently suffering from movie theater withdrawals in Texas

C.J. Hawkings,Contributor

Journalist. Blogger. Writer. Star Wars Fan. Superhero Fan. Follow my blog at cjhawkings.com

Parish Hodges,Contributor

#PurpleHairedPrincess. I've dabbled in all things media including radio and producing. I can write about anything, but Movies+TV=❤

Celine Littlejohn,Contributor

Celine is a Literary Journalism graduate from the University of California, Irvine, where she was the Vice President of the Creative Writers’ Guild and an Editor for such campus publications as Incite Magazine and The Exhibit. She previously worked as a contributor for Cambio.com, a website aimed at Millennial women with a focus on pop culture and celebrities. She’s in love with sports such as the NFL and NBA, entertainment, and all things pop culture.

Nicole Ackman,Contributor

Theatre & history nerd, movie goer, tea drinker.

Angelique Boyd,Contributor

I am a writer and improviser who loves podcasts, Netflix, and discovering new music on Spotify. I want to create work that entertains and inspires people.

Erica Mariera,Contributor

I write about movies, tv, and games. The biggest fan you'll meet of Westworld, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Harry Potter.

Lillie Motley,Contributor

With a degree in mass communications, Lillie is a freelance and blog writer. She specializes in the entertainment industry.

Gino Terrell,Contributor

Gino Terrell is a 41-time journalism award recipient. Terrell’s most recent award was a third place finish at the 2021 National Arts & Entertainment Awards for Best Action Photography and a second place finish at LA Press Club’s 2019 SoCal Journalism Awards for Best Celebrity Feature. In 2018, Terrell was nominated for two professional National Arts & Entertainment Awards. In 2017, Terrell was notably named the National Association of Black Journalists Student Journalist of the Year. In the past, he’s covered Minnesota’s arts scene under Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). The Hamline University graduate also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate), Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, AdoptAClassroom.org, Hamline Midway Elders and American Public Media Group. He once founded a national award winning student-magazine called Pipers In-Depth in college. You can find him on Twitter @Gin026 and Instagram @26_gino and everywhere else by the hashtag #GTthatsDangerous

Sara Large,Contributor

Hello! My name is Sara, I am a 25-year-old stay at home mom and a content creator on Youtube. My family and my fandom families are my life.

Alex Mcewen,Contributor

Avid NBA enthusiast, I currently live in Oklahoma City, but I'll gladly discuss all 30 squads. When I'm not doing something NBA related, I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, tending to my plants, and spending quality time with family and friends. I hope I made you smile. That's all I ever wanted.

Write for Us

We aren't called FanSided for nothing. Our network of sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites are powered by fans that want to cover their passions! Whether you are just looking to get your start in online media or you want to contribute to your favorite site as a hobby, FanSided wants to hear from you.

Whatever your goal, FanSided can help your voice be heard. If you are interested in writing for any of our sites, please be sure to check out our openings page and submit a proposal.

About FanSided

The idea of FanSided was born in 2007, when two brothers felt that their favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, was being under-covered by the mainstream media. Taking matters into their own hands, they launched Arrowhead Addict, a move that would spawn the creation of FanSided in 2009, a network of over 300+ fan-powered unique sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites dedicated to team-specific, sport-specific, genre-specific, and fanbase-specific coverage.

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