Category: DiversiTheme

DiversiTheme: The Invisible Orientation

Today, we’re so delighted to have Julie Sondra Decker back at the blog! Julie joined us a little while ago to talk about asexuality, and today she’s back with a fantastic guest post. She’s also celebrating the publication of her fantastic non-fiction book THE INVISIBLE ORIENTATION: an introduction to asexuality. Follow Julie on Twitter here! […]

Writing Diverse Kidlit: The Riddle of the Timekeeper

Today, Claribel Ortega joins us to talk about Emerald Kipp and The Riddle of The Timekeeper, and the role diversity played in writing the novel. Claribel is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase journalism program, and works works for The Combined Book Exhibit, a book marketing company in Westchester NY. Emerald Kipp and The Riddle […]

Hero How To, and The Last Days of Kartika

Today, I’m so excited to welcome Wi-Moto Nyoka to DiversifYA! Wi-Moto is a creator, playwright, and accidental producer of Hero How To, the musical-theater prequel to the webseries The Last Days of Kartika. She’s here today to talk about her experiences bringing Hero How To to the stage, working on multidisciplinary forms of art, and […]

A teenage view: Milo Morris

I have the privilege of working with some very, very awesome teenagers. And recently, the Trowbridge Young Writers Squad have been considering diverse writing. We talk a lot over here about representation and diverse experience and how much we’d love to see our shelves diversified, but sometimes I wonder whether people think it’s just *us*. So, some […]

Introducing CAKE Literary

You may already have heard of CAKE Literary, Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra’s literary development company. They’re doing super-cool things, and you should check them out. And you needn’t go far, because today, Sona is here to answer a few questions and tell us more! So without further ado, please welcome Sona and CAKE… 1)    […]

Bullying and echoes

Today’s DiversiTheme isn’t specifically about one diverse experience, yet it is about an experience a lot of us share. And yet another reason why we need representation in fiction: to not feel alone. Aimee L. Salter writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. […]

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