Embracing difference: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis series, me, and my son

Note: I originally posted this on my former blog on June 30, 2014, and I re-post it here now, with minor edits and additions. It has always been incredibly common for me to be surrounded by a pile of books. It is even more common now that I am (frantically) working on my Masters thesis. … Continue reading Embracing difference: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis series, me, and my son

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Larissa Lai & Rita Wong on “lesbian separatist movement,” Idle No More, “[t]he … world we are waiting for,” & writing/editing

Thursday afternoon, I had the rare and wonderful opportunity to hear the author of Salt Fish Girl, Larissa Lai, read at St. Jerome's University. Also reading was Rita Wong, with whom Lai wrote Sibyl Unrest. Lai read from one of her newest works, which I understand is about a post-apocalyptic feminist utopia of sorts - … Continue reading Larissa Lai & Rita Wong on “lesbian separatist movement,” Idle No More, “[t]he … world we are waiting for,” & writing/editing

The future of on-screen diversity – black lead projects can show the way

Recently I gave a guest lecture, "The More they Stay the Same: Race, Racialization, Masculinity, and Reproduction in Science Fiction Television," critiquing the ways sci fi TV continues to marginalize people of color - a problem which of course exists in media as a whole, though sci fi is losing the ground it once supposedly … Continue reading The future of on-screen diversity – black lead projects can show the way