Dorky Diva of the Week: Amy RatcliffeJuly 01, 2016
Amy Ratcliffe, a 35-year-old Ohio native who now resides in California, is a fangirl that has found a way to merge her love for Star Wars into a professional realm. As a writer and podcast host, she is able to talk about Star Wars both on a personal and professional level.
Introduced to the original trilogy when she was in middle school, Ratcliffe found herself drawn to Luke Skywalker's desire to move away from home and explore the galaxy. Even though she was interested in the original Star Wars films and the prequel trilogy, it wasn't until the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that Ratcliffe's appreciation of Star Wars turned into a full-blown obsession.
"I look to the characters and ideals in Star Wars when I need the extra oomph to keep going- whether it's the next deadline or a tricky life situation. There is always hope," says Ratcliffe.
Most of Ratcliffe's personal and professional life is tied up in various Star Wars projects. She co-hosts two podcasts- the weekly Full of Sith and the monthly Lattes with Leia. Both outlets allow her to work out all her Star Wars feelings verbally while interacting with other fans. She also contributes to the StarWars.com blog and Star Wars Insider magazine. In addition to those outlets, Ratcliffe is able to channel her appreciation of Star Wars through a variety of articles and interviews on other websites like Nerdist.com.