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Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!

I believe it's wonderful how there are so many production companies being created with the sole purpose of bringing BIPOC works to TV, movies and streaming services. Most recently, the production company Higher Ground, owned and operated by the fabulous Barack and Michelle Obama, are bringing Blackout to Netflix. Published by Quill Tree Books, an… Continue reading Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!

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Musing 03/19/21 – Diverse Writers: Still a Long Way to Go.

Still waiting, but this is common for us writers. I’m not saying anything new. It’s tough, frustrating, but you keep at it. It’s the same for artists–I’m looking at YOU, Robin Brantley. But we keep going because we love what we do. Even when we want to quit. Even when we say we’re going to… Continue reading Musing 03/19/21 – Diverse Writers: Still a Long Way to Go.

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Mini Musing 10/18/19 – Reprint!

While Big Brother and I were chilling for my #Birthday we binged watched episodes of #StarTrekDS9 and discovered a very interesting one called Far Beyond the Stars (recommended @AnneTibbets ) which involved another Captain Sisko vision-quest. <1> In this episode he is "an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in the 1950s America." (IMDB) Neither Big… Continue reading Mini Musing 10/18/19 – Reprint!

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Musings 9/7/17: What Exactly is Diversity in Writing?

It’s called Diverse Voices, Own Voices or Marginalized Voices and more recently BAME – I just saw this for the first time yesterday so really, I don’t know how long this has been in use but if I’m using the right definition according to Acronymfinder.com it is, BLACK, ASIAN & MINORITY ETHNIC.  It’s called many… Continue reading Musings 9/7/17: What Exactly is Diversity in Writing?