Amazons, Abolitionists and Activists GOES ON TOUR!!!

I hope to see you all at one of these events! 11/5:   after-words bookstore, Chicago, IL Tickets Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 6:00pm after-words bookstore 23 East Illinois Street Chicago, IL 60611  11/6:   Women & Children First, Chicago, IL With A. D’Amico, in conversation with Jamie Nesbitt Golden More information Wednesday, November 6,Continue reading “Amazons, Abolitionists and Activists GOES ON TOUR!!!”

Fiction, Research, Reality, More Research

So I’ve been ranting a bit about diversity in Wonder Woman (okay a lot) & I could pretend that this was the only time. But I did the same with Agent Carter. Because canon in comics is actually more diverse than what makes it to the screen. And when it comes to comics (or anyContinue reading “Fiction, Research, Reality, More Research”

#OddCon or You get a harasser! And you get a harasser! And you!

I could write something witty & introspective about the fact that Odyssey Con is shooting itself in the foot. But a guy who spent our first interaction staring at my breasts is being defended by a racist sexist jackhole who verbally abused me & other WOC until he was forced to stop & really allContinue reading “#OddCon or You get a harasser! And you get a harasser! And you!”

How To Write About Black Women

  First, state your credentials. It’s okay to be a woman, but not a black woman. Their lived experiences are immaterial and can be dismissed as merely anecdotal. Make it clear that you are not racist or sexist, you are merely concerned about their plight. What plight? Well, pick one. Or several. Marriage, children, lackContinue reading “How To Write About Black Women”

Listening 101 or What Happens When Your Sensitivity Reader Tells You The Book is Hot Garbage

This was inspired in part  by Justine’s post on writing protagonists of color when you’re white. I’m going to frame this all from the perspective of a Black American sensitivity reader because well…that’s what I am. Speaking for myself and all of that jazz. Most of the projects I see suffer from the relatively minorContinue reading “Listening 101 or What Happens When Your Sensitivity Reader Tells You The Book is Hot Garbage”