Sy – 24 – Aspiring Writer/Graduate Student – New York, New York


I am an aspiring writer who is the ultimate Blerd! I love learning new things, new experiences, writing, reading (everything) and last but not least, COMICS!

Favorites (hover / click to see name)

  • music

    • Frank Ocean
    • Kenderick Lamar
    • Madonna
  • movies

    • Marvel's Avengers
    • The Dark Knight
    • X-Men Franchise
    • Slumdog Millionaire
    • Howl's Moving Castle
  • publications

    • The Invisible Man
    • The Watchmen
    • Harry Potter Series
    • Candide
    • Class Matters
  • I am BlerdNation because...

    I am a proud nerd and a proud Black woman so naturally, I am a proud Blerd! I love everything centered in Pop-Culture and its reflection of social issues/relationships. I thrive on reading about new ideas and perspectives; while always enjoying a trip to the comic book store.

  • Who is your blerd role model? Why?

    My Blerd role model would have to be my Mom. Corny, but she really is an inspiration to me. If I had to pick someone else I'd say Ralp Ellison for writing Invisible Man. He encapsulated my early childhood feeling of not truly being seen. First time I didn't feel alone.

  • How do you stay connected to other blerds?

    I use social media. I am fortunate to know a couple of fellow Blerds and have them in my life, but it is always nice to find more! =]

  • What’s your most awkward blerd moment?

    How can I just pick one!? Perhaps it is whenever a person says to me "You're not like other black people" and then I ask them to define "other black people..."

  • What’s your favorite word/phrase?

    "Be extraordinary, not ordinary"--via My Mom.

  • What are your goals/passions?

    I am a passionate about producing media that speaks to more than just certain demographics. Whether it is digital media or writing.

  • What are you listening to, watching, or reading that impacts you or that is giving you a different perspective?

    I read everything. I believe it is important to give yourself a healthy dose of "what I don't want to hear" in order to keep your mind fresh. I constantly listen to "Fresh Air" on NPR, love the bloggers I follow and I'm currently reading, "All Aunt Hagar's Children."

  • Are there any famous, or not-so-famous, people that you think would be a great addition to BlerdNation?

  • What advice would you give to other blerds?

    Don't feel like you're an oddity or alone because you're Black and nerdy. Every nerd feels like that at some point. Every Blerd definitely feels that way. You're not alone, but you are FABULOUS!

  • Favorite superhero?

    Hmmm...tough choice between Storm from the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk!

  • You knew you were Blerd when...

    I played Justice League with my Barbies.

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