Buffy had friends, a loving if unobservant mother, and an endless supply of stylish jackets – but she was the ultimate outsider.
That use of the series to forge connections is fitting because Buffy’s support network – nicknamed “the Scoobys” – are the very reason she survives beyond any previous Slayer.
When you know that Joss Whedon is the one who specifically wrote that scene, it takes on such a massive weight,” she says.
As a chubby Black adolescent, I found that representation that outwardly reflected my lived experience was thin on the ground.
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