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Who are you calling hysterical? Why fangirls should get to scream and shout

The term ‘fangirls’ likely conjures up images of teenage infatuation, of loitering at stage doors and plenty of screaming. But has this genre of fandom really earned its bad rap? Fia Walsh kicks off our new audio series, Mental.

Audio report by Fia Walsh

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s MENTAL exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

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