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Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices

In the United States, November is Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month / Native American Heritage Month. Although we should be celebrating and honoring all Indigenous Peoples and First Nations year round, this month in particular is an intentional focus on standing with these communities and help to lift Indigenous Peoples voices and experiences. This month on … Continue reading

Book Review: Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time edited by Hope Nicholson

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review. Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time is a collection of Indigenous LGBT Science Fiction (mostly) #ownvoices short stories edited by Hope Nicholson and published by Bedside Press. I usually find it a difficult task to accurately review a collection … Continue reading

Essen Spiel 2016 Preview

The Spiel ’16 in Essen, Germany is coming up in a couple of weeks. This is one of, if not the largest, board game consumer conventions in the world. Many anticipated games announced throughout the year are released at The Spiel every year and I have curated a list of my most anticipated games. I … Continue reading

No One Wants to Read That #RBWL

Time and time again, inevitably, we are having the conversation about diverse representation in literature. Pretty much every genre suffers from the lack of representation from different identity groups or from the misrepresentation, stereotyping, and tokenizing of identities. The conversation about #WeNeedDiverseBooks continues as many people speak out, no scream out, in frustration and anger … Continue reading

Why Bother?

When I talk about my attempts to diversify my book and tabletop game collection, I almost always am faced with the question… “Why bother?” These folks proceed to explain there are plenty of high quality authors and board game designers who create and end up publishing a significant amount of work. While I agree, I … Continue reading

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