Karen Walsh

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Karen Walsh is a part time, extended contract, first year writing instructor at the University of Hartford. In other words, she's SuperAdjunct, complete with capes and Jedi robe worn during grading. When Karen isn't teaching, she is a freelance writer who works for a variety of marketing clients focusing on a variety of topics, including InfoSec and parenting. Her geeky and parenting writing can be found at GeekMom. She works in order to support knitting, comics, tattoo, and museum membership addictions. She has one dog, one husband, and one son who all live with her just outside of Hartford, CT. She can be reached on Twitter: @kvonhard and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeekyKaren/

Chaykin and Transphobia: Let Me School You

Howard Chaykin's transphobic scenes need to be used as lesson for how our comics community can do better instead of ignoring the problems.

Wonder Woman: A Wonderful Warrior Legacy of One Who Persisted

Wonder Woman exists as an example of female power, but her warrior self is so much more. Wonder Woman inspires because she persisted.

Dear DCEU: Give Us These 5 Things In Mr. Whedon’s ‘Batgirl’ Movie

Joss Whedon's 'Batgirl' movie has a lot of promise if his Buffy-not-MCU style writing proves anything. However, here's a list of "please oh pleases!" from a Whedonesque Batgirl fan.

The Wicked and the Divine Gives Readers Gender Representation Across the Spectrum and Beyond the Binary Making It the FemmeGeek of the Week Icon

This week's FemmeGeek of the Week Icon, The Wicked and The Divine, represents all the diversity that femmegeek represents. Originally, I chose just Lucifer...

Her Universe Announces New Lines at Star Wars Celebration

Her Universe has been one of the femmegeek standards since it opened in 2010. Every time I went to Star Wars Weekends (insert moment...

Marvel’s Women and Diversity in Comics Problem: FemmeGeek of the Week

This week’s femmegeek post was not intended to be about diversity in comics. Well, the idea of femmegeek is about diversity but not in...

My Beach-Ball-Sized Lady Nuts: Negan’s Sociopathic Feminism

Negan the sociopath is a frightening commentary on gender equality in society. Karen takes out her beach-ball-sized lady nuts to explain how Negan can be read as a feminist character.

Evie Frye from Assassin’s Creed: FemmeGeek Icon of the Week

A femmegeek is a feminine identifying character, but it's a continuum of cisgender, transgender, and genderqueer. Evie Frye is our first femmegeek icon.

‘I Hate Fairyland’ is Back with Gert the Most Colorfully Adorable Violent Protagonist

Scottie Young brings Gert back this week, and she's everything we've missed. If you're not reading 'I Hate Fairyland,' you need to start.

PAX East 2017: ‘We Happy Few’ Interview with Sam Abbott

If you're a fan of 'Bioshock' art and unique gameplay? Buy the early access play for 'We Happy Few' and watch this video with lead dev Sam Abbott of Compulsion Games.

All New LEGO for 2017: Toy Fair Exclusive Coverage

LEGO, comics, and sci-fi go together like graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. Here's a look into 2017's upcoming sets from Toy Fair.

Faith #9: A Study in Narrative Device and Storytelling

Houser and Sauvage use daydreams and thought boxes to narrate Faith's day through the eyes of traditionally periphery characters, highlighting the importance of teamwork.