While basking in your post-holiday food coma, give this magical episode of The Coven a listen: we’re talking cultural appropriation and how JK Rowling might be guilty.
Obviously Native Americans are often misrepresented in media (looking at you, Disney) but this also carries over to written works. Namely A History of North American Magic, written by JK Rowling for Pottermore in anticipation of magical adventures in America.
Why was her main character not native? Is it okay to refer to Native American culture under umbrella terms? Did our queen JK Rowling get lazy in researching and representing America?
We discuss all this and ruin your childhood on this episode of The Coven.
Hosts: Daley Wilhelm, Kora Wilson, Sarah James
Logo by: Meghan Duffy
Music by: Jack McGinnis
Edited by: Daley Wilhelm
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