In all four years of high school, my English teachers asked me to read exactly one long text by an author of color.
When Macey and I planned our engagement photos, I knew I wanted my sparkly, bright lavender cane to be in them. (photo by Ginny Cummings Photography)
When Macey and I planned our engagement photos, I knew I wanted my sparkly, bright lavender cane to be in them.
The reality is the shift is happening slowly; for queer kids, and kids of queer parents, it might be too slow. Representation for LGBTQ families matters!
Sound engineers, producers, record label executives — just 5% of the people who produce and proliferate our music are women.
Leigh Bardugo isn’t just an incredible writer; she’s also an incredible person, not least because she writes very diverse stories that give readers the gift of representation.
With summer firmly in the rearview mirror and autumn’s pumpkins spicing up our beverages and wardrobe tones, it’s finally every grown-up kid’s favo
"I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption."
Genre fiction is all about knowing what has been written in the canon previously, what current trends are, what audiences are excited about, and what hasn’t yet been done.
Diverse genre fiction shares a lot in common with diverse literature, in that a lot of the challenges are the same. We still have to ask a lot of questions about who gets to tell what stories, what kinds of books and authors are published, what it means to get it right, and who is on staff at the publishing houses that produce genre fiction.
Watching these shows as a black mother made me question where similar options were for mothers of color. Surprisingly, I found them on the Disney Channel, a channel that has been criticized for their cookie-cutter portrayals of family life.
Girls Trip is such an authentic portrayal of friendship and adventure — and for once, it is from the perspective of an ensemble cast of hilarious Black women.