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Interview Conducted By Grad Student at University of Texas at San Antonio

EStewartI was very excited to learn of a course where students studied Black women’s speculative fiction. I would have enjoyed taking a course like that in Grad school.  Several of my sister writers are being interviewed for this assignment (Kenya Wright and Crystal Connor are two that come to mind).  After working with Elizabeth, I thought it’d be neat to bring Academia into the world of the writer.  Here are Elizabeth’s very conscientious and thoughtful interview questions. I appreciated her hard work and thoroughness. 

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Guest Blog: Joyce Chng tells why POC, non-US and non-white, Science Fiction matters…

Joyce-ChngWhen I started writing science fiction, I thought it was the best that had happened to me. I was only a child, almost at the cusp of teenage-hood.  Science fiction – in the form of Japanese cartoons (or properly termed “anime”- had opened my eyes to many worlds inhabited by different people. Likewise, I had also started reading voraciously and my worlds were dragons, spaceships and androids. 

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Blogging Once Per Month

I’ve been back and forth over whether I need to cut down on my blogging. Finally, I’ve come to a decision. “Yes.”  It’s time for me to pull back from weekly blogging and settle into a monthly blog schedule. As much as I enjoy sharing ideas week-to-week, I’m ready to focus on my fiction writing […]

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Guest Fest: Does Being Black Mean Writing Black? By Alicia Michaels

aliciamichaelsI will start this post by admitting to living in a bit of a bubble my entire life. I’m a small town girl from the suburbs with two loving parents and a little brother. The small town I lived in was situated right beside Fort Hood Army base, the largest military installation in the world. While my father got out of the army before I got to Kindergarten, the presence of the military was a strong force in my community. As such, I am accustomed to a multicultural mix of people living and working around me. It is not unusual for soldiers to come home from overseas with Korean or German wives and for biracial children to dominate schools.

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A Black Woman asks if she’s a racist for analyzing Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal stories with race in mind

handcuffed-handsYears ago I would have patted my foot in aggravation if someone asked me if I were racist. In college one of my white roommates, told me that I was racist because I ate dinner with other Black students. Give a sister a break. I just thought that it was plain old foolishness. I used to go into this huge HUGE diatribe about how Black people couldn’t be racist because they were disempowered in government, politics, and business. And furthermore, that because we were disenfranchised, the most I could be was prejudicial because being prejudiced was an individual event. Woa! That’s a mouthful.