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Stitch on Fansplaining’s Two-Part Episode About Race and Fandom!

Earlier this week I got a chance to participate in an episode of fandom podcast Fansplaining that was all about race/racism in fandom and giving people of color a chance to speak about what they’d witnessed and experienced. It was … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Single White Vampire

This month in Urban Fantasy 101, we talk about the single white vampire myth and how urban fantasy authors (erroneously) equate vampires with whiteness. Why are so many vampires in Urban Fantasy fiction French (and white)? I have issues with … Continue reading

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Maggie Stiefvater’s Got An Issue With the Star Wars’ fandom’s focus on Poe & Finn

Obviously, this post has spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And some of them might be above the cut. Earlier yesterday, The Raven Cycle author Maggie Stiefvater took to tumblr (in a response to a message sent from one … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Issues of Immortal Morality-

Welcome to Urban Fantasy 101, where we look at Dos and Donts along with discussions about good and tropes when writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance stories. Later on there’ll be themed book reclists (AKA – Required Reading) and eventually … Continue reading

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#FlashbackFriday – Preference and Race in the Dating World

Originally written in 2013 on Tumblr.   I hate the word preference. Or at least, I hate the concept of that most people have of it in terms of dating. I hate that not only has society made it okay … Continue reading

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Don’t know from nothing – Original Fiction

Originally posted on Tumblr on September 28, 2013. After closing, Naeem’s bodyguard Malachi arrives at the café to deliver plenty of harsh words for Josie along with her clothes for the evening. Later, Josie gets the rug pulled from underneath … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts & Invisible Diversity in the Harry Potter Series

For a body of media that seems fixated on different avenues of oppression, the Harry Potter series is seriously lacking when it comes to actual diversity and oppression that doesn’t revolve around magical beings. Seriously, just about everything’s a metaphor … Continue reading

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Library Haul 11/02/2015

Yesterday was my second attempt at getting the books I need for my story. I actually got a lot of good books for research day part two and a couple of books that are just for fun. I’ve come to … Continue reading

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Fandom. you’ve got a huge race problem — An Introduction Post

Sam Wilson. Abigail Mills. James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Eve Moneypenny . Joan Watson. What do these characters all have in common? Well, they’re all characters of color in popular films or television shows. They’re all shippable with fandom’s white dude darlings (Steve … Continue reading

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Library Haul 10/27/2015

This time, my library haul is kind of focused on one thing: research! I’m looking at Gothic Romance/Horror and trying to put my own spin on it. The story I’m working on is focused on a young biracial woman (daughter … Continue reading

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