I'm honored to give the Saturday Keynote address at this year's Different Games Conference. Why Inclusion is Required, and Diversity is Not Enough Tanya DePass Often times we talk about diversity and inclusion … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m giving the Saturday Keynote at @DifferentGames conference!
Announcing the Romance Option Podcast! Sex, Love, and Geekery. Two queer black women giving you frank talk about relationships. Hosted by @biancajand & @cypheroftyr See, if you leave me and Bianca … Continue reading Announcing the Romance Option Podcast!
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!
April 21 You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Ariela Housman “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t … Continue reading My @C2E2 Schedule!
One thing I was really looking forward to at my first #ORDCamp was learning to firespin, taught by Michi Trota! She gave us basics and let those who felt comfortable … Continue reading Fire and Flow at #ORDCamp 2017
[Copy/Pasted from an early AM twitter vent this morning 12/21/16] I'm in a mood, and I'm irritated. I want to talk about value of work, specifically diversity work & people's … Continue reading On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces
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
I thought about writing out my thoughts on all the killings and shootings of our people instead of a long thread of tweets. However, I’m not doing that for two … Continue reading I’m fed up
Hey y'all! Here is a handy post on how you can support my work. A lot of people say they love what I do, and want me to keep doing … Continue reading Semi-infrequent reminders of how to support my work
Ghostbusters is still haunted by negative racial tropes What the movie got wrong Opinion - By Tanya D. I remember the original Ghostbusters movie. I was a teenager when it was … Continue reading ICYMI – I wrote about Ghostbusters, tropes & missing discourse for @Polygon
It's been nearly a year since our little gaming podcast, Fresh Out of Tokens was released out in the wild for folks. For a show that started on a whim … Continue reading Can y’all believe @OutOfTokensCast is almost a year old!
Cross Posted from my Patreon, where it originally appeared on 9 May 2016. Another signal boost post, this time to focus on the works of POC, Bi, non-binary, trans and … Continue reading Support the work of POC, bi, trans, non-binary, other LGBTQIA folks signal boosting edition
Watch Sammus Music's video below, then come back to this tab. Trust me, I have reasons. https://youtu.be/bjhRvQM-wiw This song is ...it's so fucking important to me. It's about getting … Continue reading .@sammusmusic’s new EP Infusion is so damned important
What can game developers do to better represent black women in games? “They need to get some fucking empathy,” says Tanya dePass, a campaigner for better representation inside game worlds … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m in this @Offworld piece by @sangfroid_san
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…
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)
I'm very happy to host the most excellent Dennis Upkins, author of the soon to be released Hollowstone. He breezed through the windy city during a stop on his book … Continue reading Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour
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…
Snagged from Geek Feminism's Blog. Reposting since it reached in and grabbed me by the heart. Women, feminism, and geek culture 2011 April 8 tags: Gaming, geek identity, gender, guest … Continue reading Repost – BGG (Black Girl Gamer)–LFG, PST!
This is a totally random thing, but in going into WP and cleaning up spam and seeing older comments, I tracked back to that idiotic post on child free space … Continue reading More on that damn Feministe post and the comment trail where I apparently Other another POC by the use of OP
Via the Nappturality forums, a thread on What is the Funniest or Stupidest question you've been asked about your locs? Some are funny, but most are sad and shows the … Continue reading Time to think about what you ask folks about their hair…
Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ
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?
I saw this linked from chesyaburke on Livejournal and had to re-post it. And just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, it’s NOT okay to touch my hair. I … Continue reading My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.
This video is for anyone who ever asked, wanted to ask or has asked ignorant questions about black people's hair. ESPECIALLY for those that have touched a black person's hair … Continue reading A post on black hair & locs
I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?
I've had the issue of women being treated as property, as if (some) men think we are here for their pleasure only, as if we are to be honored by … Continue reading My smiles are not for you, random man on the street
As usual has Karnythia has written this topic up much better than I can but I had to get my two cents worth out there...I've not said a lot about … Continue reading On Caster Semenya… (xposted from my LJ)
that buy into the idea that women of any color should lower their expectations for your trifling ass... especially anyone who agrees with this Memo to Black women informing us … Continue reading A memo to the black men out there…
"A Message from the Average Black Person" Via the Huffington Post (Would love to hear what you guys think - Sorry about the cut IT WONT WORK. And if you enjoy this please … Continue reading A message from the Average Black Person by Elon James White (reposted w/Author Permission)
**DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS NOT AN INVITATION TO POST YOUR THOUGHTS ON RACE FAIL 09. WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT? GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND** As some of you who have … Continue reading Promotion Post – Verb Noire
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?
I'm so proud right now. So damn proud of our country, it's people and of our new President. Yes, it was so good to hear "Do you, Barack HUSSEIN Obama … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…
This is a total no-brainer to me that is once again touted as something new and shiny for people to go, really? I would have never have thought that! Poor … Continue reading Social divide among low, middle and upper class blacks you say? Well no shit…
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…
For anyone who may be a frat or soror at/alum of an HBCU. Any thoughts on this topic? Diverse Web Chat Please join us for an exciting Web chat discussion … Continue reading Webchat on Black Greek life… is it still relevant?
Lauredhel posts about some breast surgery that isn't breast surgery according to the docs who invented it. 2049live posted about the Twin Towers Alliance Interview [he's working on their site] … Continue reading In lieu of real content some linkage for you peeps
Could Mr Right be White? Or dating 'outside' comes into practice for black women My friend Fard did a very good post on his LJ about this topic. You can … Continue reading Dating “outside” … some thoughts.
I'm almost done with this book, I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks that one person can't make a difference. Doctor Maathai is an inspiration, and I'm glad I … Continue reading Recommended reading – Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
Put under a cut so I can stop getting such jack ass comments on this old post. Something that really bothered me today... as I was walking to meet a … Continue reading Did I miss a memo?