SUPERHERO THERAPY with Dr. Janina Scarlet

Have you ever wanted to be a Superhero? Me too. I was 3 years old when my family and I were exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, which permanently affected my health. As I laid in my hospital bed, I found myself wishing that I could have superpowers, strength, and amazing abilities,... Continue Reading →

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Love Strong Women? Act Like It: Another Perspective On Renner/Evans Black Widow Descriptors

Last week, a Nerdy Minds writer penned an opinion piece regarding Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans jokingly calling Black Widow a slut and a whore. It stirred quite the controversy in the geek community. As with all controversial topics, we like to pass the mic to our readers or other writers so they might offer another perspective. Below is such a response from... Continue Reading →

How Far Disney Villains Have Come

"The bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies and... everybody lives happily ever after." - Rupert Giles Who doesn’t remember their first ever Disney movie? Mine of course was the tale as old as time, Beauty... Continue Reading →

See No Spoilers, Hear No Spoilers, SPEAK NO SPOILERS (A Crash Course In Spoiler Etiquette)

Three wise monkeys once said... See no spoilers. Hear no spoilers. Speak no spoilers. First of all, on behalf of those who LOATHE spoilers, THANK YOU for being here and for doing your part to rid the world of the evil that is spoilers, thus restoring the joy of a "first watch" (or "first read"... Continue Reading →

McDonald’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Toys for Girls & Boys (OR Hey, Super-Feminists: Chillax Already)

Before you go nuts on us, let us first say that we do support women's rights and equality, gender neutrality and metrosexuality, and all that good stuff. What we don't support is extreme crazy. As grown adults, we always get Happy Meals from McDonald's...and we almost always ask that our toys be "for a boy"... Continue Reading →

So, You Want to Date a Geek?

These days, being a geek is cool. Rather, it may be more appropriate to say that being a geek is now trendy and commercial, meaning that the same people who once looked down upon others for their geeky and time-consuming interests now wish they had them. Suddenly, "How To Date A Geek" has become a... Continue Reading →

“Love for Venus”: An Indiegogo Charity Campaign to Help One of our Own Through a Tragedy

Over the next week or so, Nerdy Minds will be publishing a good bit of content on Anime Weekend Atlanta, a convention that took place last weekend. This article, though, while relevant to the convention, starts before the con. Last Wednesday, two days before she was supposed to attend AWA, a cosplayer named Kathleen Morphew (also... Continue Reading →

The Myth of the “Fake Geek Girl”: Addressing The Discourse And Discontent

Over the past few days, I've gotten quite a reaction from an article I posted titled "The Myth Of The Fake Geek Girl". Honestly, the reaction was quite a bit more intelligent and insightful than I expected. I read and received feedback [as a comment on the original post, as well as on Facebook and... Continue Reading →

The Wrath of Con: This Convention Season… Be a Hero, Not a Villain.

Convention season has come around again, and I have noticed a troubling trend among some of the attendees. Con-goers see hundreds of superheroes and supervillains on any given convention day, from the steampunk Batman to retro Wonder Woman. Dressing as these characters not only gives us the ability to show our support but also grants... Continue Reading →

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