Stephenie Meyer Ruined My Life

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A better look at Bella Swan, who she protects, and how she needs protecting.

Show Notes

Sources used in this episode:
A., Van der Kolk Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Penguin Books, 2015.
Dugan, Andrew. “In U.S., 37% Do Not Feel Safe Walking at Night Near Home.”, Gallup, 14 Feb. 2019,
Meyer, Stephenie. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Meyer, Stephenie. Midnight Sun. Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight. Atom, 2015.
Monroe, Jamison. “Parentification Impact on Mental Health.” Newport Academy, Newport Academy, 16 Sept. 2019,
“Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics.” RAINN,

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What is Stephenie Meyer Ruined My Life?

Stephenie Meyer successfully inspired a Twilight Renaissance when she released of Life and Death (2015) for the ten year anniversary of Twilight (2005). Since then, a bunch of Twihards armed with the internet started psychoanalyzing her characters and critically obsessing over her books. A second wave of the Twilight Renaissance was born with the release of Midnight Sun (2020).
That’s where I come in. Who is more dangerous in the Stephenie Meyer worldview: men or vampires? And how does Bella Swan survive someone who is both?