A l i e n a t e d  Wo m a n  :
Commander Counselor Deanna Troi, Daughter of The Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, Heir to the Holy Rings of Beta-Humanity

About this Project

I started watching Star Trek:  The Next Generation, a science fiction television series, when I was nine years old.  I immediately attached to the character Deanna Troi, who functions as a counselor on a starship.  This project turned into a personal exploration, a way of understanding Troi in terms of gender and ethnicity and in turn, understanding myself better. 

This project isn't only about analyzing the gendered and racialized character Deanna Troi, but about understanding how media impacts society by beginning on a personal level.  I have included questions "to think on" at the end of each section, in hopes that this can be personal for you as well.

To think on...

-Who are your favorite characters?
-How would you describe them to someone else?
-What do you have in common?