Sometimes, I feel like that by leaving the Winx fandom, I abandoned Aisha and Nex.
I spent so much time defending them.
I tried to prove that Nex isn’t a Riven clone like everyone insists he is.
I tried to show why Aisha and Nex are great for each other and how he fits into her story.
I explained their symbolism and how it plays into their relationship.
I made drawings and edits of them.
But none of it mattered.
No one was listening.
No one cared.
I felt frustrated and lonely, so I gave up.
But now what?
The Winx fandom still mocks Aisha and Nex every day.
They still call Nex a jerk and say he’s a Riven clone.
They still say Nex is wrong for Aisha.
They still pretend the two of them aren’t together.
Nothing has changed…except that I left.
Even if what I was doing had little to no impact, I was still a different voice.
I was still one of the few people cutting through the negativity.
Aisha and Nex can’t speak for themselves.
Rainbow can speak for them, but they won’t.
I have to speak for this couple.
I hope that season eight will change the fandom’s minds about them.
Maybe everyone will finally see what I see in these two and will love them like I do.
Until then, I can’t stop defending this couple.
I don’t want a big presence like I had with Una di Noi Winx.
But maybe if I only posted pictures of Aisha and Nex or only edited their Wiki page — small things to support this couple.
I don’t have to interact with the fandom.
All that matters is that Aisha and Nex get more positive attention, instead of the constant negativity.
I’m gonna try.