Who are we? Well, that is an interesting question that we really can’t answer that easily. In simple terms, we’re two women who love comic conventions, traveling, and each other. We’re scuba divers who love the ocean and want to protect it as much as humanly possible. We love to learn, to explore, and to become more aware of the world with every passing day.
But that’s the surface. Kimberly is an author, award-winning filmmaker, athlete, bisexual and a daughter of a German immigrant. She’s calm, fun loving, can talk to anyone around, loves to meet new people and learn about cultures outside of her own. She loves to play video games and gets upset at bad writing (queerbaiting or just tired tropes) in books, fan fiction, screens big or small. She tries to stand up for the right thing – even if it is the most difficult choice – and ultimately wants to leave the world a little better than when she came upon it.
Sheila is the breadwinner, full stop. She’s one who studies and figures out all the budgets. She’s an immigrant herself who has come across a few people living too many decades behind reality. She’s a bisexual woman, a fighter, especially when defending her wife and our right to the pursuit of happiness. She has a heart of gold, loves to play tennis, and yell at the television when her 49ers are playing. She has always felt the world has given her so much that she just wants to repay mother nature in kind.
The next question has to be “What is this Forever Fangirls thing?” Right? Truthfully, we’ve been fans of various shows, movies, books, etc since time immemorial. Yet, when people learn our ages, the smile turns to a frown of disdain. As if the stigma of being a fangirl wasn’t enough – these individuals discriminate based on our age.
Forever Fangirls was born out of this idea that even though we age as women, it isn’t the be all and end of all who we are. Many times women are asked to ‘grow up’, ‘act like a lady’, and move beyond the silly idea of fandoms.
Here’s the thing – age is nothing but a number. A construct forced upon us from the time we were born. It’s nothing but a qualifying descriptor and does nothing but make us feel like we should be at a certain level created by some fictitious person out there. In other words, age sucks.
We decided to take control of the narrative. Take back our ages and live our lives the way we want. That means creating a fun, safe, and judgemental free zone for all ages, fandoms, colors, religions, etc. We’ve seen and done a lot in our lives and probably made more than enough mistakes along the way. We decided to cover the things we love, get friends to guest host, and create a world where all that matters is the topic we’re talking about.
We would love to hear from you, hear about your fandoms, and what you think we might like. If you want to ask us to cover something or ask a question, and you don’t mind us sharing it here, use our contact form and send it in. We’ll do our best to cover it the best way we know how, with fun, humor and integrity.