Season one of the Disney Plus show, Ms. Marvel, just came to a triumphant end, and can I just say… wow. WOW. What. A. Ride. I grew up reading comics, Marvel comics specifically, but if I’m being honest, I didn’t read Ms. Marvel. I read a few issues when G. Willow Wilson first started writing the character, but then I fell off. Who is to … Continue reading Ms. Marvel – A Season 1 Reflection
“Zola, although it’s fun, and you’re laughing and there’s music, dancing, underneath it’s like, ‘Oh, this is her processing her trauma through something’ that was actually a very dangerous situation.” Joi McMillon, Editor of the film ‘Zola’ The film Zola tells the story of a black girl of the same name (played by Taylour Paige) who is lured into a bizarre road trip by her new friend … Continue reading ‘Zola’ Sets Out a Clear Line Between Sex Work and Sex Trafficking that you won’t Forget
Do you remember Saturday morning cartoons? You know, cereal or oatmeal in hand, just before your momma turned on Luther and Anita to start the house cleaning routine… those Saturdays. That feeling of joy and expectation where absolutely nothing could ruin it? That is how it feels reading Is’nana Were-Spider: Birthday Day. Greg Anderson Elysee has, once again, managed to bottle lightning with the latest … Continue reading Is’Nana back in Action: “Birthday” Review
Women in Comics International launches its new logo, new conference, and brand new literary magazine! it’s going to be a #HotGirlSummer at Winc! Continue reading Women in Comics is Ready for Summer!
If you have not checked out the 2021 Virtuous Con this weekend yet, you are truly missing out! Virtuous Con is a Black woman-owned sci-fi, and fantasy convention that launched in November of 2020 that exists completely in the virtual space. Talk about when the world needed a hero, right? This year they are hosting guests like the one and only Phil Lamar, who needs … Continue reading Virtuous con is Rocking Juneteenth weekend!
Co-Founder Vanay Smith reviews the Facing Race digital conference, for the good, the bad, and the best! Continue reading Conference Review: Facing Race 2020
A recap of day 3 of the Facing Race conference by WinC founder Regine Sawyer! Continue reading Facing Race Recap: day 2!
I didn’t realize that I was considered an activist until a few years ago. It was brought to my attention when I was invited to speak at the 2016 Facing Race National Conference over four years ago. The bi-annual conference brings together community organizers from across the country to discuss how to implement racial as well as gender equity and sustainability practices, which stretches into … Continue reading Facing Race Day 1 Recap
The current seems to be pulling away from the Netflix show Cuties written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. It’s about a girl and her friends who want so badly to be “grown-up” that they pull examples of adulthood from social media. Well, it should come as a surprise that the girls end up mimicking provocative dance moves and behaviors, in the misguided notion that sexuality … Continue reading 5 Films (and Shows) You Slept on, Way Before ‘Cuties’ Got Here
Remember that time when the Blerd Galaxy Board members were on an SDCC panel with Jules Rivera and Camilla Zhang? Well, we were interviewed by CNN reporter Chris Morrow after the panel. Our interview posted weeks later. We found it and now we are sharing it with you. Listen as Vanee, Marqueeda, Regine, and Jonita joined by Jules and Camilla, all talk about Race, Gender, … Continue reading That Time When The Blerd Galaxy Board was On a SDCC Panel