What ‘Fast & Furious’ Can Teach Us About Women Who Reclaim Their Power
Letty Ortiz reflects back the best of our hero’s characteristics with fewer of the hang-ups.
Ravynn K. Stringfield is an American Studies Ph.D. candidate at William & Mary. Her research centers Black women and girls in new media fantasy narratives. She is also a blogger, essayist and novelist. Ravynn's work has been featured in Catapult, ZORA, Shondaland, Voyage YA Journal and midnight & indigo. For more about her, visit her website, ravynnkstringfield.com, or follow her on Twitter: @RavynnKaMia.
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