This post is long, but it still didn't sufficiently cover everything that needs to be said. Just needed to get some things off my chest. 🙂 I had written it a while ago and I'm kind of glad I delayed posting it because this needs to be said now more than ever. 🙂 Recently, I … Continue reading Am I Your Beard?
Virginia Woolf Two For One Special (I couldn't decide on one, so I had to choose both)! 🙂
Writing high fantasy is not for the hobbyist. It takes perseverance, cleverness, and lots of dedicated time. I'm currently completing the second phase of world building for a high fantasy series that's been haunting my waking and dreaming hours for quite some time. About three years actually. Adara Trosclair, for whom this blog is named … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 27
Octavia Butler has been called the Queen of Sci-Fi and with the worlds, themes, and characters she has created and written about, the title is well-deserved. She unfortunately died on February 24, 2006. Due to the white male dominated world of science-fiction I had recently learned of her existence a few years ago. A few … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 24
I just learned about this event today and wish I could have attended. The above quote by Walter Dean Myers, a children's book author and best known for young adult literature reveals a lot about the way I started to feel when I realized that a lot of the books I read didn't reflect me in … Continue reading Books Transmit Values
According to the documentary Dark Girls: The Story of Color, Gender, and Race (which everyone should watch no matter how much melanin their skin possesses) deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color – particularly dark skinned women, exist outside of and within the Black American culture. And based on my own experience growing up as … Continue reading You Might Be Sexist If . . .