This was originally published on Black Girl Nerds on August 21, 2017. This article examined the problematic representation of the Indigenous Green-Eyed People and how the Journal two-part special perpetuated the White Saviors Complex. This time I made sure my name and bio were published at the bottom of the article. Please read the article on Black Girl Nerds.
This article was originally published on AnimeComplexiumon June 13, 2016, but I loved this piece so much that I decided to republish an updated version on the ShojoPower website on June 2, 2017, after AnimeComplexium was shut down.
This review focused on the mini history on how Sayo Yamamoto got inspired to make Michiko to Hatchin and how the series was able to discuss the complex racial hierarchies in Latin America and the Carribean through fictional Brazil. Please check out this article on ShojoPower.