Writing Diversity into NaNoWriMo

Saturday marks the beginning of NaNoWriMo, and it seems like a lot of ideas are in progress and about to be bravely crafted and thrust out into the world (whether your world means the secret between you and your laptop, a self published ebook or crowdsourcing ideas through Archive of Our Own). Read More Writing Diversity into NaNoWriMo

Mansplaining and Nickelodeon’s Diversity “Problem”

This week in White Male Oppression (™) is author Mathew (yes, one “T”) Klickstein who is here to tell us all about the problem with diversity.

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Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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Miss Representation Roundtable Discussion Topic #3: How Can We Do Better?

Hi, readers! Welcome to our third and final (for now) discussion about Miss Representation. Today we’re sharing our conversation on what we can do as an online media outlet for women to disrupt or challenge some of the problems with women’s representation in mainstream media. Read More Miss Representation Roundtable Discussion Topic #3: How Can We Do Better?

The City Council’s Diversity Seminar: Representation in Welcome to Night Vale

I’ve been hanging out in Night Vale lately, and readers, it is perfect. (Some spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution.) Read More The City Council’s Diversity Seminar: Representation in Welcome to Night Vale

Race and Young Children

Susan recently wrote a piece about American-Americans and color-blindness that gave me ~*feelings*~, and it made me think, “How do we teach our children about race?”

Let me begin by saying that children are not stupid. Read More Race and Young Children

The Struggles of Being in an Inter-faith Relationship

It’s hard for me to put into words what it’s like to be in an inter-faith relationship. In some respects it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and in other ways it’s completely natural. If you had asked me 6 years ago if I would ever consider dating a non-Christian guy, I definitely would have said no, but it seems that Cupid has no knowledge of these things when he takes aim at unsuspecting passersby.

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Women in Academia: Diversity, or the Lack Thereof

One of academia’s biggest problems right now, tied with funding as the number one crisis facing higher education, is the gaping disparity between the demographics of undergraduates and the demographics of graduate students and faculty. The narrative of academia is the narrative of white men (and to an increasing extent, the narrative of white women, hi!). People of color are still shut out. Read More Women in Academia: Diversity, or the Lack Thereof