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11: Deep Thoughts About Anime with Lynette Davis

November 7, 2023

From Dragon Ball Z to Sailor Moon, Studio Ghibli to Death Note, anime is a major hole in Emily and Tracie’s pop culture knowledge. So they were delighted to welcome writer, spiritual director, mental health peer advocate, and self-professed Blerd (Black nerd) Lynette Davis on the show to share her experience of being an anime fan since childhood.

The wide-ranging discussion covers everything from Emily and Tracie’s misconceptions about anime (it’s a medium, not a genre) to what gate-keeping can look like in fandoms that are predominantly white and male to why students of religion may be drawn to art that grapples with what it means to be human.

Join us as Lynette shares how her love for science fiction led to an appreciation for anime and why she loves the cyberpunk anime Psycho-Pass.

Connect with Lynette at and check out her Substack, where she writes at the intersection of mental health, spirituality, and the creative life.  

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