Posts Tagged by Disability

Apocalypse Fiction and Disability

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Today, we interrupt our scheduled programming for a special guest post by Holly Kench! Holly is one of the editors of the upcoming Defying Doomsday, a project we at DivYA heartily support. So have a read and be sure to check out this wonderful anthology. Apocalypse fiction rarely includes characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments. […]

DivYAQnA: disability edition

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DivYAQnA is back, this time focusing on disabilities, with a special guest-host, Kayla Whaley. You probably know her from Twitter/writeclub/ Disability in Kidlit/ this blog. So you already know how great this discussion was, right? You should read it anyway. [View the story “DivYAQnA 2: disabilities edition” on Storify ]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part six

Today’s final part of our DiversiTheme discussion about diversity and sexuality centers around recommendations. If you want to add any of your own recommendations, we’d love to hear them! What are some of your favorite YA books that deal with both sexuality and diversity?  Marieke: My favorite books are the ones where characters just happen to […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part five

We’re down to the last three questions of our discussion and the response so far has been absolutely amazing. Thank you all! Today, we’re looking forward to what we’d like to see in terms of sexuality and diversity in YA lit. Thursday, then, we’re sharing our recommendations with you and we’d LOVE to get some […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part four

…continuing on from part three of our round table discussion, we’re talking about diversity, sexual stereotypes in YA fiction, and the responsibility of the writer. Cait: I do want to respond to Kayla here though: I agree that female characters absolutely can have depth without trauma or abuse, especially sexual. On the other hand, though, […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part three

Hello m’lovelies! First of all, mea culpa. World Fantasy Con ate my internet and I completely flaked out on posting the next installment of our DiversiTheme Roundtable. Fortunately, we have plenty of great comments to entertain you another week, so without further ado: PART THREE. CAIT: “What sort of sexual stereotypes have you seen in […]

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