Nora Roberts (via tropicalrainstorm)
This. This is solid truth. Remember it. Move and ask and speak towards that which you want. Always.
Illustration for my comic project “Wolfs of Kaedern”. I will present the cover and a few first pages soon.
There’s so much about nationally-normed anything that bothers me. But, yay kiddo?
#school #sigh #wtfparenting
I… am half in love and half terrified
This news doesn’t disturb me as much as the comments in which dozens and dozens of hideous pieces of human garbage advocate for eugenics and the violation of POC women’s human rights. The forced sterilization of women of color in the US was an enormous civil rights issue and now it’s happening again.
I know it’s..whatever…to bring things back around to Hitler, but SERIOUSLY. YOU KNOW WHO DID THINGS LIKE THIS? NAZIS. NAZIS ADVOCATED EUGENICS AND STERILIZATION FOR “UNDESIRABLES”.
It boggles my FUCKING MIND that people will STILL insist that stereotypes based on socially constructed BULLSHIT can create ANY LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE FOR EUGENICS. THEY ARE PRISONERS AND POC, BUT THEY ARE STILL AMERICANS WITH RIGHTS AND THIS IS FUCKED UP.
bookoisseur replied to your post “I just randomly sent my resume to The Feminist Press”We’ve all been there my friend. We’ve all wanted to be janitors.
I’ll probably end up being a receptionist at a financial institution, before graduating to…
I dunno. I am formulating plans to try to change the world and I’m 41. I like to think that the knowledge and experience I’ve earned makes me more likely to succeed now. But we’ll just have to see.
Not that I’m saying don’t try now. Just: there’s nothing wrong with playing a long game, either.
This. For the comment, this.
A tricky question.
The audience is ahead of us, in comics. It’s more ethnically diverse and gender diverse than the books we are publishing. I think anyone who has been to a con in the last five years can see that.
Yet, many recent attempts at diverse comics, even with great creative teams, have…
Tbh, I think a huge part of it has to come from the top. EIC’s have to be willing to not just grudgingly publish books that include diversity, but like Archie comics has done, trumpet diversity as the ultimate goal. Not in one book, in every book. Not just on the page, but behind the scenes.
Publishers have to be willing to say to the vaunted white straight cis male 18-34 demographic that they are not the holy grail any longer. They have to actively market to and recruit from demographics that they view as marginal. And it has to include holding LCSs and licensing to the same standards.
It means accepting that to bring in a wider audience, they may lose some of the current core in the short term. Is that terrifying? Of course. But how long can publishers continue to survive on a shrinking core market?
Right now, major publishers are leaving money on the table and creating bad will among women, PoC, and LGBTQIA audiences who strongly outnumber the w/m/c/h 18-34 demographic, and alienating members of that demographic who aren’t of the whiny, bigoted, creeper ilk.
Is reaching out to audiences that feel bruised by lack of inclusion in representation in books, in marketing, and in the community going to be an investment of time, energy, and money?
Yes, it is. It’s also going to take some serious unpacking of industry and narrative defaults. Sequential storytelling has always been a long game, and the failure to approach publishing and inclusivity that way is mind-boggling to me.
'Warrior Stance' - Model: Ajak Deng | Photography: Steven Klein | Styling: Edward Enninful | Hair: Orlando Pita | Make-up: Kabuki | Designer: Vera Wang
Mornin’ folks! I am wearing plaid and R2-D2 and feel hugely jilted that I have to change into “real” clothes for the day job.
This is why I love, and still do, freelancing. Because, yo. Plaid. It’s my favorite color.
#StarWars #365feministselfie #Itookthetoothbrishoutofoymouthforthispic #butmyteethareclean! #plaid #morning #jamjamsRULE
WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAAAALLLL
This is literally my most favorite part of the film.
#please make a ryan reynolds deadpool movie, #but not before you make a wonder woman movie for fuck’s sake