Monia Ali: One Direction & Toxic Fandom

Trust Me: Cults, Extreme Belief, and Manipulation

Jun 8 2022 • 1 hr 22 mins


Former One Direction stan Monia Ali shares her involvement in various fandoms throughout her life, how old she was when she became a One Direction stan, the conspiracy theory she became wrapped up in, the online bullying she experienced when she left the fandom, and the role of identity and community in these groups.

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