Posts tagged blackwomen
Vilissa Thompson on Intersectionality, Dating Advice for Disabled Women, and being a Womanist

"I love what I do - I know that I am impacting the world in ways that are unique, empowering, and dynamic."

Vilissa is an amazing advocate for social change, especially around disability and Black women's rights, representation, and visibility. I'm honored to share her unique voice! In this interview, she shares about her experience as a disabled, Black woman, her advice for disabled women wanting to date, why she identifies as a Womanist instead of a Feminist, and being invited to the White House.

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Lauren Warren: Co-Host of Nerds of Prey Podcast on Women of Color in Gaming and Screenwriting

"I enjoy telling stories that reflect the world that I live in. I’m forming a production company and I’d like for every project on my slate to create opportunities for people to pursue their passions – especially for people in marginalized groups that have traditionally been or are prone to exclusion."

I was thrilled to interview, Lauren Warren, who is a writer, gamer, and one of the hosts of the Nerds of Prey podcastwho loves storytelling. In this interview, she shares about what makes the podcast unique, how her parents influenced her gaming, women of color in the gaming world, feminism and gaming, and her screenwriting ambitions. I'm excited about her continuous creations and their positive impact in nerd culture and the world!

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Khylen Steward: Independent Filmmaker on Her big dreams, Women of Color in Film, & Confidence
"I think I just started to figure out that while my dreams of making films were going to be hard to reach, they were definitely within reach."

I spoke with the wonderful, Khylen Steward, an independent filmmaker who recently created Creative Protest Films. Khylen shares about her big dreams in film, her recent experience at Sundance, women of color in film, and how she's gained confidence as a woman filmmaker. I have confidence that she will achieve her big dreams and continue to be a powerful force in the entertainment world.

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Lisa Hunter and Talia Molé, Part 1: Creating a Prosperous Community in Richmond, Calif., Helping Veterans Transition
"I felt the disconnect from my community, I felt the disconnect from people who look like me. I felt that I didn’t relate to people who look like me and it was pretty problematic. I had to educate myself on who I was and the world." 

This week, I sat down with Lisa Hunter and Talia Mole, who are starting a nonprofit called “Carved Space” in the San Francisco Bay Area. I met these two amazing women last year at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco) in the Anthropology and Social Change program, where they are getting their PhDs and where I graduated with my master’s last May (2015).

Part 1 focuses on the Carved Space nonprofit along with Lisa’s experience in the Navy and how that has helped create a veteran side of the nonprofit. Part 2 focuses on Talia’s project that gives a platform to childfree women, and another nonprofit that she’s a part of about autonomous education.

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Shannon Miller: Co-Host of Nerds of Prey Podcast, Women of Color in Comics & Nerd Culture, and Oscars So White
"...the most important thing for me is that my daughter has the opportunity to see other Black girls and women flourish in this atmosphere. It's also vital that she understand that the Black Girl identity doesn't exist as a monolith. All girls of color should have that."

This week, I got to interview the brilliant, Shannon Miller, about her upcoming podcast, Nerds of Prey, hosted by four Black women (Shannon, Lauren, CG, and Mel). Also, I asked her about women of color in nerd culture and comic books, and #OscarsSoWhite. In addition to her podcast, Shannon has a great blog about the representation of women on television.

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