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Are you a writer who wants to write a racially diverse story for Nanowrimo?
Do you want to participate in virtual write-ins with like-minded writers around the world?
If you answered “Yes,” then Nanowrimo in Color 2014 is for you!
This upcoming November, we’d like to have writers of color and white writers alike come together and encourage each other to write racially diverse stories. Virtual write-ins will be held all throughout November. This will include word wars, sprints, brainstorming sessions, and even general feedback opportunities.
We hope that you will make friends and continue to incorporate racially diverse characters past November, in an effort to spread awareness, and create more content for racially diverse stories.
If you’re interested, please fill out this General Interest/Participation Form and we will be in touch with more details soon!
If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to send us a message after taking a look at our FAQ.
do you ever think of the deliberate classism in the prices of allergy-free foods because they’re considered to be for health trends for the rich rather than a necessity for poor individuals with severe food allergies who actually need them
because i do
spooky mormon hell dream; a playlist of musical songs to get you ready for halloween
facade- jekyll and hyde / when you’re an addams- the addams family / mirror-blue night- spring awakening / spooky mormon hell dream- book of mormon / masquerade- the phantom of the opera / march of the witch hunters- wicked / your fault/last midnight- into the woods / temper, temper- mary poppins / ballad of sweeny todd- sweeny todd / no good deed- wicked / be prepared- the lion king / twisted- twisted / the destruction- carrie / time warp- the rocky horror picture show
…. is that Michael Phelps?
I did really enjoy the peculiar children books but there’s a ducking hilarious bit in the acknowledgements of the first book where he thanks John green for showing him ya books van actually be innovative and creative* and then goes on to write about a social outsider from a normal life who finds out he is special and finds a place in an unlikely family of loveable misfits where he rapidly becomes the most important one
Happy early book birthday to three books being released on 9/30!
Love Is The Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC’s elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.
Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus–something about her parents’ top secret scientific work–something she shouldn’t know. The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history…
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever… Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily. Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”
Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.
The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond
It’s been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler’s genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-year-old Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Under the iron rule of the Nazis, the government strives to maintain a master race, controlling everything from jobs to genetics. Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing, Zara dreams of the free America she’s only read about in banned books. A revolution is growing, and a rogue rebel group is plotting a deadly coup. Zara might hold the key to taking down the Führer for good, but it also might be the very thing that destroys her. Because what she has to offer the rebels is something she’s spent her entire life hiding, under threat of immediate execution by the Nazis.
#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
It’s finally here! The Vitality Minizine is now available to download for free on our website!
What it is: 40 pages choc full of stories and poetry all featuring queer characters. We’ve got queer ladies, queer guys, and a few characters in between.
How to get it: Just go to readvitality.com/minizine to download the pdf. It’s completely free, so enjoy!
And if you like what you see, consider donating to our kickstarter campaign!I am in this! wheeEEEEEEE