So, a little while ago I joined forces with a few WordPress Bloggers to work on a very special project! In light of recent current events, Kausus of Otaku Gamer Zone came up with a brilliant idea, a group to help spread a positive message of hope! And thus the OWLS (Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect) were born!! Together we hope to spread love an acceptance in order to create a sense of unity and to create a space for people to feel comfortable being who they are!!
“We are a group of otaku bloggers who promotes acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability. We emphasize the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being.”
Our motto, Free to Be Me, created by the lovely Arria Cross of Fujinsei, perfectly sums up the ideology of the group. No matter who you are, or where your from (this just went Backstreet Boys real quick :P) you should feel comfortable expressing yourself without fear of wrongful persecution! Each and every blogger in this group is dedicated to our cause and I am proud to count myself as one of them! We may come from different walks of life and sure we live apart, but we are united by our love of anime and our belief in acceptance!
So What Do We Do?
So, in order to spread our message of self acceptance and tolerance, we’ve decided to hold Monthly Blog Tours! During Blog Tours, we will each write individual theme posts on our blogs that promote our group’s values of self-respect and acceptance, with a bit of an otaku twist! So look forward to all of our OWLS posts in the near future!!
Who is involved?
OWLS is made up of some super special awesome bloggers from the WordPress Anime Community. We are all unique in our blogging approaches, but each and every one of these ladies and gents are powerhouse bloggers:
[Borrowed the list from Arria Cross]
President: Katrina Sade (Grimmgirl)
Vice President: Kausus (Otaku Gamer Zone)
Secretary: Arria Cross (Fujinsei)
Co-secretrary: crimson613 (Crimson Blogs at Night)
Chief Creative Officer: LynLyn (Just Something About LynLyn)
Members Review & Disciplinary Committee Officer: Pink-chan (Pinky’s Palace)
Members Review & Disciplinary Committee Officer: Venus (Japanime Talks)
Public Relations Officer: Naja B.(aka pokeninja90) (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)
Lita (LitaKino Anime Corner)
Matthew Castillo (Matt-in-the-Hat)
Shay (Anime Reviewer Girl)
Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)
How do I get in on the OWLS action?
If you are interested in supporting our cause, be sure to check out the OWLS contact page over on Fujinsei, HERE! We are always on the look out for outstanding bloggers and vloggers who believe in our mission to come out and join our team. So don’t be afraid to reach out to any of us on our blogs, on twitter, or at the contact page to learn more about us!! You just need an open mind and a willingness to have fun!!
23 thoughts on “[Special Announcement] The Big Reveal- OWLS: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect”
What an awesome idea! Love the Rowlet logo too!
Yup, it’s fantastic and I am so happy to be a part of this group!!
Rowlet is one of the most pure pokemon there is… and so cute too!
Funny how this project was brought up because of the events from the elections. As we begin a new year, a new era of otaku blogging changes.
Exactly, I’ve been saying for the longest that this might just be the thing we needed to help us band together!
This is going to be so awesome!!
Yeah this will be awesome. At least whenever we are in trouble and need help, let’s promise to come together. You’re not alone Naja. 🙂
Awww yeah, Matt!! Fist bump of justice!!! Matt you are just the sweetest!
Haha aw thank you. Maybe I should be the motivator for the team :). Fist Bump!!
Yes!!! Motivate us Matt!! *fist bump*
Alright Naja Senpai! We need your love to boost up the team’s spirit.
Woo-hoo! You were right! What an amazing surprise and announcement! Sign me up!
(I responded to Kat after reaching out to Arria yesterday, but I’ve yet to receive a reply. Oh, well, it’s a weekday so she must be busy ;__; )
Let me check on that for you kay!
And yup it was worth it!!😉
Excited to see this come together 👌👌