Making Space

Making Space

This summer we’ve been making a lot of changes in the apartment. We’ve been getting rid of stuff we won’t use, clothes that are too small or too big or beyond mending, rearranging what’s staying, getting some more where needed. Bags and bags of...
Fiction by black writers

Fiction by black writers

If you’re reading this blog, it probably comes as no surprise to you that there’s a lot of truly excellent fiction that’s been written by black authors. I decided to gather my favorites into a post because I have yet to meet a person whose reading...
Who gets to go?

Who gets to go?

SFF Fandom is once more embroiled in controversy because old, venerated white guys who are known for being racist and/or sexist and/or ableist and/or harassers and still getting a platform. I’m not going to go through who did what and where and why. If...
Sold: The Scale of Defiance!

Sold: The Scale of Defiance!

A while ago I tweeted thusly: I JUST SIGNED MY FIRST SHORT STORY CONTRACT! THIS IS HIGHLY EXCITING!!! Details at a later date, but Y'ALL I SIGNED MY FIRST MOTHERFUCKING CONTRACT JUST NOW. A CONTRACT! FOR SOMEONE! TO PUBLISH! MY WORDS! WORDS THAT I WROTE! —...

Pockets!

Someone clever once saidWomen were not allowed pocketsIn case they carried leafletsTo spread seditionWhich means unrestTo you & meA grandiose wordFor commonsenseFairnessKindnessEqualitySo ladies, start sewingDangerous coatsMade of pockets & seditionSharon...