Recommended Reading: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Liberation never comes from oppressing someone else, and this anthology has everything you need to really get started learning about the lives and realities of others and thinking about how to make the world a better place for all of us. When I finally picked up This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women … Continue reading Recommended Reading: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

New Story in Paper Darts Volume 7. Pre-order now!

I have a love love love love love relationship with Paper Darts. I love the art and prose they publish and their awesome website and awesome print issues, and they love my prose (yes, each of those "loves" was a link to a different piece of mine). Volume 7 has one of my newest stories … Continue reading New Story in Paper Darts Volume 7. Pre-order now!

Recommended Reading: Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns

I'm usually late to the party on new books, but hey, Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns just came out a few months ago, so you can read it and be fashionably late to the party, and what a party it is! People are HUNGRY for this novel, some of us were starving for … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns

Thank You: Warriors, Healers, Peace-Makers, Growers, Educators, Sharers, Builders, Artists, etc

I want to take a moment to express my extreme gratitude to and for everybody who works to make the world a better place, in all the different, vital ways people contribute and give back and help and heal. I SEE YOU, and I LOVE YOU.   The majority of people I know are working … Continue reading Thank You: Warriors, Healers, Peace-Makers, Growers, Educators, Sharers, Builders, Artists, etc

Recommended Viewing: A Wrinkle in Time

I chose that photo because to me it's Mindy Kalig saying, "Uh, come on guys, what's not to like? Why wouldn't you give yourself this beautiful thing?" I didn't tell people to go see Black Panther, because I didn't need to. Apparently, the haters are hating all over A Wrinkle in Time, and dang, that … Continue reading Recommended Viewing: A Wrinkle in Time

Recommended Reading: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan was the sweetest well of water when I was dying of thirst in the desert. I went looking for this book and others like it, and when I got it from super inter-library loan, I was blown away. I … Continue reading Recommended Reading: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

Recommended Reading: Erasure by Percival Everett

I've been thinking A LOT about Erasure by Percival Everett lately. Everything is so complicated, and so much is lost when people don't educate themselves about the big picture. It's great that some publishers and editors are actively seeking diverse voices. It's awful when they start telling writers that they need to be MORE X, … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Erasure by Percival Everett

Recommended Viewing: Even the Rain

We've been told that people who don't know history are doomed to repeat it, but most of us don't know much true history, having been indoctrinated with mythological nationalism in high school, then having most media and everything about our lives reflect these myths as if they were true. Even the Rain is a really … Continue reading Recommended Viewing: Even the Rain

Recommended Reading: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin is currently my favorite author. Hands down. After the awful 2016 election with all its attendant harms and the visibility of so many incorrect, aching, angry people, I had to ask myself about the stories we tell. The stories we tell either open up possibilities, or shut them down. They tell us what … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Letter I Wrote Standing with Knox Students

Current students at my alma mater are asking for a decolonized education. The push back and sleight-of-hand based on fear, ignorance, and adherence to harmful ideologies really really upset me. I wrote a letter supporting the students and explaining just how baked in and pervasive white supremacy is. If you're not aware that everything in … Continue reading Letter I Wrote Standing with Knox Students