Gehayi is a writer and freelance editor and book critic who has written 52 books in a relatively short period of 7 years and who is an active blogger on the social media platform Tumblr. Gehayi has been active on the internet as a writer and fan fiction writer since 1998.
Gehayi’s real name is Tracey. Gehayi is currently the only moderator for Femgenifcathon which specializes in creating gender fiction which features stories which all have female lead characters. Gehayi herself is passionate about giving women a voice and providing women of all ages which positive, easily accessible role models.
Gehayi and her followers also believe that by showing more realistic depictions of diverse female characters, men would also start to see women in a brighter light. As currently female characters normally serve as little more than stereotypical romantic interests or romantic conquests for stereotypical male characters.
Who Gehayi noticed are normally presented as being heroic, intelligent and strong. While female characters in fiction are often presented as being relationship obsessed, ditsy or weak. Or worse yet all of the above.
How Femgenifcathon was founded:
Femgenifcathon was founded in response to Gehayi noticing how many Harry Potter fanfiction plots revolved around female Harry Potter characters such as Ginny, Luna, Lily and Hermione trying aspiring to get engaged to the perfect man. Whose children they would then raise.
Gehayi was appalled at how wrong it was that many writers including female writers were creating stories where women were not in the driving seat of their own lives and instead were seen as a prize for male characters.
As a result, Gehayi coined the catchphrase “stories about women can focus on more than love”. Not only does Gehayi write feminist stories, which champion women and the endless possibilities which women have but Gehayi also works as a freelance editor for other women who are interested in self-publishing their own work.
Gehayi’s support of realistic plot lines:
As well as supporting feminist plot lines, Gehayi also firmly believes that not every storyline should wrap up with a happy ending and that in some cases characters should deal with the consequences of their choices and actions.
Gehayi’s first stories:
If you’re interested in reading some of Gehayi’s first stories it’s well worth heading to Skyehawke, where you’ll be able to find “The Seventh Dimension”. “The Seventh Dimension” is a “Highlander” themed fanfic. That Gehayi wrote in order to pay homage to one of her favorite book series.
Gehayi’s other interests:
Gehayi is also interested in sci-fi and fantasy and is a huge fan of “The Dresden Files”, “A Game of Thrones”, “Discworld”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, “Harry Potter”, “Star Trek” and “Highlander”. She is also interested in books, TV shows and movies which feature alternative universes.
So if you’re interested in reading female positive stories which empower women to lead their best lives and to see themselves as something other than a man’s love interest, it’s well worth following Gehayi’s career as a writer, editor, and blogger.