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I really love the idea for your project and the way that you connected your experience to symbolic violence that so many people, in America and around the world, experience. (Especially now). I, too, used to be a part of a boy band fandom (B5, they were a big deal around 2005), and was able to connect with other people on the internet about our love of the band. Through talking we did find that we had a lot of other similar interests. While I don’t still communicate with these people, we do follow each other on social media. So it’s funny to see how those connections remain even if they aren’t active. It is so fascinating how something as big as a One Direction fandom could bring people together in such a personal way. I love to see how the niches that are hidden within the bigger fandom connect people, and spark a dialogue that have a much bigger impact.

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