My time has come, friends. My favorite con of all time, DragonCon, is nigh, and this year ya girl has been invited to be a panelist on not one, but FOUR panels! Will I see you there? Come say hi to the fangirl who will be slightly melted into a puddle of excitement!
Definitely a milestone for me. I’ve always adored the Organization for Transformative Works’ mission and their commitment to Open Access academic research and fan studies work. And now a piece I wrote for their Fans of Color/Fandoms of Color March 2019 issue is live!
My first keynote! This Wednesday I was at UT Austin to present my talk on fandom and identity. The day prior I led a creative writing workshop for graduate students on campus. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be back in the classroom talking about stories and personal narratives!View this post on Instagram
Student, staff, leaders and visionaries at the National Young Women's Day of Action bruncheon. After my keynote a student from the audience asked me what my ships are and honestly I've never felt so liberated and called out, but not even a bit ashamed. ????????????♀️ #dramioneforever #zutaraforever #spuhuraforever Thank you, @gscatut @blackstudiesut @utcwgs @utmec @feministactionproject and @latinostudiesut. ???????? ???????? ✊???? ???????? #utaustin #austin #resistance #scholarship #geekgirls #fandom #yabooks #ya #kidlit #fangirls #representationmatters #representation #diversity #thisiswhatafeministlookslike #feminist
Dream come true time! I loved being a part of this panel and going to SDCC for the first time. I met SO many YA author peers and friends and even met my editor for the first time in person!
In 2018 I was invited to join ABC11, a Walt Disney Company news affiliate, as a Community Influencer focusing on Marvel, Star Wars, comic books, and local fandom. How could I say no?! Check out my article at this link.