Writing Diversity into NaNoWriMo

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials.This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials.She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.
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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).

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Mansplaining and Nickelodeon’s Diversity “Problem”

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials.This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials.She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.
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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

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Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the editor of Electric City Creative.
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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?

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Marena is a Social Justice & Human Rights Masters student whose research examines Indigenous language revitalization, issues affecting NDN Country presently and historically, and social justice issues in the production and consumption of popular mass media. She's also a flailing, long-winded geek who will beta your fanfic.
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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.

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

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I punctuate sentences with Oxford commas, and I punctuate disagreements with changesocks. Proud curmudgeon. Get off my lawn.
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I’ve been hanging out in Night Vale lately, and readers, it is perfect. (Some spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution.)

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Race and Young Children

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I teach bilingual special education and I like guinea pigs.
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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.

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The Struggles of Being in an Inter-faith Relationship

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Thelma is a photographer and traveler currently residing in Sydney, Australia. In her free time she can be found with her nose behind a camera or obsessing over koalas.
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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 … Read More

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Women in Academia: Diversity, or the Lack Thereof

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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 … Read More

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