Lifestyle writer, entertainment blogger, scriptwriter, and genre fiction writer working to increase diversity and improve the representation of minorities on and in television and young adult literature.
In the real world, as I said earlier, it’s hard to come up with a happy memory when we are feeling depressed — and with the state of the world as it is, we often feel like Harry does circa Order of the Phoenix: depressed, angry, on edge, scared, lonely, irrational, etc. But Harry is still able to come up with a happy memory. And maybe we can too. But, because we don’t have J.K. Rowling’s particular brand of magic (don’t worry, I’m not calling you a Muggle), we have to be more purposeful about it. We have to consciously identify our Patronus Fuel.