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THE FLASH’s Candice Patton Discusses Iris West and SHETHORITY

As far as we’re concerned, Candice Patton is the perfect Iris West. The soulmate of The Flash‘s Barry Allen has moved beyond the comic book page and become a formidable leader in her own right—with or without speedster powers. So we absolutely wanted to sit down with the actress and chat about what it means to embody this character and how she and the other women of the Arrowverse use their platform to move conversations forward.

Like with Shethority, the online community for female empowerment and discourse started by Patton, Caity Lotz, Emily Bett Rickards, and the other women in The CW’s superverse to be able to engage with their fans and the power of these characters beyond signings at conventions.

But don’t just listen to us summarize it, hear Candice in her own words!

Like what you saw there? Interested in more discussions with, by, and about women, where everyone—yes, everyone (and yes, even you!)—is invited to nerd out about science and culture, talk about what matters, learn new things, geek out over history, meet awesome ladies, and feel all your myriad feelings from a decidedly different point of view? Well let me go out on a limb and say Fangirling is for you! And this season, we have a heaping helping of everything you could want, every Wednesday on Alpha.

Besides, you’re not going to want to miss our fabulous guests, like Phoebe Robinson talking Game of Thrones in the Khaleesi Korner, Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty, a spotlight on artist Jen Bartel, or our regular segments like “Worst Advice” and “Real Fake Spoilers”!

So, really, you have no excuse. And why would you want to miss this? Get yourself in on the guilt-free fangirlsplosion with the hashtag #FangirlingIsBack and sign up for a free month of Alpha with the code ‘fangirling’! Because who says being smart and having a lot of feelings are mutually exclusive?

And, did you know you can buy your own piece of the Fangirling set art with part of the proceeds benefitting Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund? It’s TRUE! Click here if you’re an Alpha member or here if you’re just a regular Nerdist stan!

Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor, creator/host of Fangirling, and resident Khaleesi of House Nerdist. Find her on Twitter!

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