[[I had my first sexual feelings while watching GoF as a little girl. It’s still a secret between me and Fleur.]]

[[I shipped Harry and Luna more than Harry and Hermione. And it pissed me off when Harry got with Ginny.]]

[[People who slutshame ANYONE to do with HP - be it Ginny or Lavender or Hermione or even J.K. Rowling herself in some cases - make me sick.]]

[[My mother and I have a terrible relationship. I don’t ever come out of my room. The only thing I can do to escape from the hell I live in is read Harry potter. I can relate to how the Dursley’s made him feel and then I don’t feel so alone.]]

[[When I found out that you could get a wand from Ollivander’s back when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened, I was ecstatic. I had been dreaming of doing so ever since seeing the first movie at age five. When we got there, I managed to be a part of the very first group to enter the attraction for the day. However, much to my despair, the man picked a small 6-year-old named Rhonda. I was devastated and close to tears. It’s been several years since then and I’m still jealous of Rhonda.]]

I am scared of how much this fandom has meant to me and how big a part of my life these stories are, when I know that there are so many people out there who haven’t used this to support them and build their life around

I first read Harry Potter when I was 9, which was a very hard time in my life. Throughout school I reread these books several times and I even got the Deathly Hallows for my 11th birthday (the only present I cared about that year). Harry Potter has given me hope so many times in my darkest of days. When I start to dip back into depression I pick up one of the books and read because they’re a factor as to why I still find hope in the world today.