Hey everybody and welcome to my short story playground this is Episode #5 of Diverse SciFi and Fantasy Stories Podcast. I’m your host, author, Alicia McCalla. Thanks for tuning in! This podcast is all about me honoring my son’s legacy and sharing my diverse science fiction and fantasy stories with the world… Welcome to my […]
A superhero sweet read for Valentine’s Day dedicated to my sweety, Howard McCalla. If you’d like to listen to me read it along with you, take a listen on YouTube or my new podcast: Shawna placed the ring on the kitchen counter. She knew Isaac would see it. She’d found it in the bottom of […]
Why did you decide to use the theme of intergenerational poverty?
As an attorney representing low-income tenants living in public housing, intergenerational poverty is something that I witness daily in both my work and my community, and something I have had personal experiences with. It felt both natural and necessary to weave those topics into my stories, which are speculative re-tellings of real life experiences. Outside of the context of politics and policy, where they are spun and distorted, these complicated tales of intergenerational poverty are rarely heard and rarely analyzed. .