I've been getting a bit of press in the last month or so, so here it all is in one handy list. Articles and Interviews: Go Magazine GO Proudly Presents: … Continue reading Some recent press for me
COMMENCE PRE-GDC FLAILING ABOUT HOW I'M NOT READY YET I'm actually getting into town a little early for the Bay Area Womxn in Games Conference where I'll be talking about … Continue reading This week’s travel is for @Official_GDC and the @Bawgames Conference!
Twitch’s Inclusivity guild is hosting a Twitch Talk with Tanya DePass, who will be discussing the challenges and best tools for streaming safely as a woman, person of color, or … Continue reading ICYMI – My Talk at Twitch HQ “How To Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch”
Folks are always asking me if panels will be streamed when I go to conventions and conferences. Well luck is with you, as Queerness and Games Conference has you covered! … Continue reading Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!
I'm doing sooo much stuff in April, but it's cool and I'm excited even if I'm a little tired just thinking about it. That means streams will be sporadic and … Continue reading Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!
https://youtu.be/61nmjdwfIBk Raks Geek: Ready Player Two Friday, March 24 at 8pm (Doors at 7:30pm) Uptown Underground 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL Ages 21+ TONIGHT: Join firespinning Mortal Kombat fighters, bellydancing … Continue reading TONIGHT: Fight Hate. Drink Geek Cocktails with Bellydancing Super Mario
The 2017 C2E2 schedule is finally live! So here's an updated and accurate schedule of panels I'll be on with links. You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!
Today is the 1 year anniversary of getting canned from my day job. At 1 pm this day last year, I was in tears, unsure about everything. I'd not been back … Continue reading Marking a year of…changes.
So yesterday I couldn't sleep and twitterpated all over about the Safetypin box and the reactions to it. Notably that some dude bro who didn't know anything about the creators … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work
This weekend, the fine folks behind the Spawn on Me are doing another charity stream, this time focusing on reproductive rights. WHAT IS #SPAWN4GOOD? #SPAWN4GOOD is a platform that we … Continue reading I’m streaming for Spawn4Good V2 this weekend!
I got back to work from GX3 today to unpack my office, get everything settled and then was let go. I had no sense this was coming. After all who … Continue reading Forced change is happening…
So my GX3 schedule has changed a little bit, so here it is in it's final form. Changes noted in bold below GaymerX – San Jose, CA December 11 – … Continue reading My Updated @GaymerX Schedule
In response to mainstream prides everywhere, including both the racism and sexism that pervades the larger gay community, Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) hosts OPTIONZ — in … Continue reading Queer Women of Color Still Face Racism During Pride, Among Other Things (Repost from Spectra Speaks)
We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories
Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…
*waves from the ThinkGalacticon 3 ConCom* Hi all, here is my hey, you should come to the nifty local con post, better yet, you should be on panels and volunteer … Continue reading ThinkGalacticon 3 Needs you, yes you!
Keep in mind this author is not making wide brush strokes over all Americans, nor are they assuming we're all idiots, racists, and never have gone further than our own … Continue reading A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt
In honor of today's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I'm sharing the winning essay in the American's for Democratic Action's contest: What Would Luther Do? I'm pleased that the winning … Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”
After reading some of the articles outlining the actions, words and implied threat in the words bandied about since Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th President of the … Continue reading Violence…and loathing
The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right Monday 10 January 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed The … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right
Like the rest of the country, I've been watching the coverage of the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords at a local Safeway in Arizona. Like others I've watched pundits, the local … Continue reading Words have power and meaning
This will be brief and entirely ineloquent because I am sick and cannot brain well. In short, disinviting E Moon as GOH is NOT FUCKING SILENCING HER! Reposting her own … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH
So there's plenty more going around the web on the lack of response from Wiscon's concom, especially after the governing body SF3 has suggested that E Moon's (link goes to … Continue reading More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me
So... Joy E. came up with a nifty idea. A project where LGBTQIA youth, straight allies, adults and others could share their stories to encourage and strengthen youth who may … Continue reading Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project
So, it's not news about the whole emoon Islamaphobia post that is now shut down by the author. It isn't news that many fantastic people have written their piece about … Continue reading Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending
Just got linked to this post about a new film on trans-racial adoptions. It's called Neither Here nor There, How far she's come. It's chilling to read the bits about … Continue reading Neither Here or Nor there, how far she’s come
On a happier note, here's a kick ass post from the awesome Karnythia. Linking you to the ABW post. So, there's this thing happening in the black American community (and … Continue reading repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.
So there is an article out there called Why are Black women so Big!? The author of this little gem wrote a piss poor piece, basically saying all black women … Continue reading Fat shaming and concern trolling in Why are black women so big?
...and thus I will say what has been brewing in the back of my head for months. The vitriol against President Obama shows that this country was not ready for … Continue reading This country was not ready for a black president
I've been watching the utter lunacy unfold around the health care reform bill, debates in DC and both those who support and oppose the changes. I've seen the teabaggers accost … Continue reading My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform
I've been watching and reading about the "debate" on national health care that's going on in the US as someone who's waiting for it to boil out of control or … Continue reading The privilege of having health insurance
After discussions, upon discussions where sometimes I feel like the person I'm talking with genuinely "gets it" and many other times where people just can't/won't/refuse to understand their privilege, I've … Continue reading My $2.00 worth on White Privilege
Stolen off LJ from kittie_kattie I have a new level of non existance: Apparantly PoC didn't start getting into sci-fi/fantasy until the interent showed us the way. Seriously? What the … Continue reading For all the people who think POC Fans of Sci Fi didn’t exist until the internet? GTFO of my sci fi you dumbasses
Did I mention how much I love Kate Harding? Well I do, because I got this link to Feministing's article on just how creepy that new show I want to … Continue reading New show, I want to save your life is utter tripe and creepy
The profile of national politics has changed dramatically over the past 8 months. These changing times has added a certain “tint” to politics, a brand new “hue” if you will. Okay, enough beating around the bush, where did all these colored people come from? There was a time that Representatives Harold Ford, JC Watts and Jesse Jackson represented the height of electoral politics for black people and the future of the race politically. There was also a light smattering of Latinos and other minority on the national political scene, most notably Richardson. Let’s not mention, Powell, Gonzalez and Condoleezza Rice. Though they had high office, neither were politicians, just bureaucrats and soldiers put in a highly politicized public service role. But now, in 2009, people of color have become the representative face of both parties! With “That One” Barack Obama and MC Michael Steele, not to mention Bobby Jindal, men of color publicly front both parties. How did we get here, and what does that mean for politics over the next 4 years?
So folks have had enough of the SF communities epic fail at depicting CoC (characters of color). There has been massive wank, fail and omgwtf is wrong with you fuckers … Continue reading Karnythia speaks up about the Great SF Race Fail of 09′
For the edification of the few dumbasses who still want to claim.. but I didn't know (insert phrase/imagery/well known historical fact) had a racist connotation! Really!!!! Here's some facts for … Continue reading A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!
Yes... I heard about the NY Post editorial cartoon. Not posting at length since I've said what I've got to say all over the internets yesterday. I also don't want … Continue reading The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar
Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8
Why doesn't someone stop his idiocy? He's making IL a laughing stock and making himself out to be a total nuisance to the City and State. I don't understand the … Continue reading Meeks is totally missing the fucking point… AGAIN
Has this been on a news blackout? How is it that no-one has heard of this until now?? On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio
...and it's re-posted here with her permission. A thoughtful piece on bi-prejudice. Common misconceptions regarding bisexuality which anger me greatly: (Homosexual - gay and lesbian; "you" - a general "you" … Continue reading Something to think about… a thoughtful piece on bi prejudice
Washington U. Set to Honor Anti-Gay Activist Washington University in St. Louis is giving an honorary degree to anti-gay activist Ms. Phylis Schlafly founder of the Eagle Forum a right … Continue reading Washington Uni of St. Louis to honor hate monger Phyllis Schafly
I havent had a chance to watch his speech yet, but I am impressed by the text that I've read. I'm saddened by those who would demean his great words … Continue reading “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Sen. Obama’s speech
Objects of Suspicion Love a man, love a woman, either way they distrust you. What is it about bisexual women that lesbians hate so much? By Jennifer Baumgardner After Look … Continue reading Advocate article on Bi-hatred by lesbians
Skin, bits, issues and voting at Angry Black Woman. By the most awesome Karnythia Karnythia is guest blogging at ABW. She has summed up my feelings on the election madness … Continue reading Thus wisdom is spread to the masses…
Anti-Gay marriage petitioners come up short on the signatures they need. Marriage Opponents Scramble for Petition Signatures Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida must … Continue reading Ha! Take that you bigots…
So Wednesday we had Jen Marlowe speak on her both her works in Sudan and Darfur and her new film, Rebuilding Hope, a documentary film about South Sudan She is … Continue reading Dinner with Jen Marlowe
Obama issues 3-page memo defending gay-basher spokesman, explaining that McClurkin has no problem with "happy" gays by makeprofilelink("John Aravosis (DC)"); John Aravosis (DC) · 10/29/2007 02:12:00 PM ET Discuss this … Continue reading *sigh* Obama is trying to kill his chances isn’t he?
Ok... I get "Diverse News in Higher Education" daily. Most of the articles are good and make sense for academia. But the article below made my brain itch. The gist … Continue reading I can’t believe this article…