Posted in diversity, Special Announcement

Diversity in Representation

In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here’s the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I’ll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!!

This reminded me to tell you about and recommend stellar poet Jericho Brown who I was blessed to hear perform when he visited UCA during my grad program. He is blowing up all over the internet from Poetry Foundation to Poetry SocietyPoets Dot Org to Poets & Writers; from NPR to PBS to Buzzfeed. He’s also featured on PEN America who are “at the intersection of Writers and Human Rights.” His accolades are piling up (which you can view on his wiki page) so be sure to check him out.

Meanwhile on another spoke of the diversity wheel, Zach Anner has some hilarious and insightful stuff to say about life and cerebral palsy: check out his awesome video, shared by Upworthy. His book If at Birth You Don’t Succeed is definitely going on my TBR list!

Love,
Jobe

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Posted in Thursday Writers

Thursday Writers w Jobe

What could be better than a Maya Angelou quote from Dictionary.com? Maybe 14 more quotes from the same source? And since the quotes are so good, I won’t even poke too much fun at the fact that they paired a C. S. Lewis quote (Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) with a Roald Dahl image (James and the Giant Peach). Oops!

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Posted in Sci&Fi Saturday

Sci&Fi Saturday w Jobe

Octavia Butler mentioned this awesome article, “Science Fiction isn’t just for white nerds, it’s for black nerds too.” Written by Charles Olafare about Asli Dukan.

An ear insert that translates language in real time? Talk about a babelfish! Thanks, Earthables!

Is this Hyperloop the future of travel? USA Today.

Robots that (who?) can feel pain–am I the only one scared by this? Alex Klokus keeps us in the know.

Hope you enjoyed this Sci&Fi Saturday. The featured image was found searching “science” on Google. Cheers!

-Jobe