Geek Girl Of The Week: Bonnie Burton
Who: Bonnie Burton
Type of Geek: Jedi-Master Fangirl
Ever since migrating to Lucasfilm in 2003 to become an online content developer, Bonnie Burton’s name has become synonymous with Star Wars and all-things Wookiee. Not only does she run the Kids section of StarWars.com, but she’s also build a lucrative craft career centered around the sci-fi saga and penned two how-to books, You Can Draw Star Wars and The Star Wars Craft Book.
However, there’s a lot more to Burton’s fangirl glory than her work in the Galactic Empire. She also founded one of the first female-centric pop-culture websites, Grrl.com, and wrote about mean girls—long before Tina Fey, mind you—in her essential read Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean To Each Other And How We Can Change.
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