Hi friends! I know this week is a longform-essay-week but I have some things I want to share before I get to that and believe me, I will get to that.
First, it’s Black History Month and I want to share 28 Days of Black History by Anti-Racism Daily. 28 Days of Black History is a streamlined way to get short emails (~5-minute reads) daily in your inbox for the month of February. The amount of content during this month can be overwhelming, which is why it is also important that this content is created and shared and learned year-round and not just shoved into the shortest month. 28 Days of Black History is a useful way to access information that doesn’t stress me out by the sheer volume of information.
Second, Nia Patterson is the Black, queer creator behind Self-Love Toolchest, a shop that makes some products I really love such as this sticker that says, “Hello I’m doing my best.” She just launched a Kickstarter for POSITIVE SNARK: An Affirmation Deck for Sarcastic Realists. I don’t know Nia personally, but I think they’re pretty rad and I love their work and so I definitely supported her and this Kickstarter. I also thought it was something that some of you may be interested in as well, so I wanted to share it here!
Finally, I’m going to be on a panel for a Stabbycon Roundtable! Stabbycon is an online con for r/Fantasy (the subreddit for the fantasy and speculative genres) and the Roundtable is basically a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). If none of these words make sense to you, it’s basically like I will be in an online forum answering questions but it’s all through text, no video. Specifically, I will be on Feb 6th, 12pm EST | 5pm GMT - Where We Talk About Books Online talking about podcasting about books! You can find all the info here. Stabbycon started on Monday 1/31 and runs through 2/11 and it’s free!