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November 16, 2019

The destruction of the Republic is planned as a side note to the ongoing conflict of the First Order hunting Finn and Rey for the map to Luke Skywalker. Nothing Finn or Rey have done up to this point prompts the First Order to destroy the Republic. In fact, the First O...

April 6, 2018

I am sharing this story with you, no matter how embarrassing and shameful, because I believe that all of us have something, large or small, which is culturally appropriative. It may be a physical item, or it may be something we have written down. In the past, I have se...

December 21, 2017

The Last Jedi had a lot of great things going for it, including a wonderfully diverse cast of main characters, a female protagonist, and several VERY cool fight scenes. It is not the worst movie ever made, nor is it the worst Star Wars movie ever made (looking at you A...

September 22, 2017

No matter what their ethnicity, children can learn about a real world full of diverse life experiences through diverse representation in the media they are constantly being told to ingest: books.

September 8, 2017

It is difficult to know when to put off laundry one more day so that you can get that chapter down that's been rattling around inside your head, but it is impossible to set aside laundry in order to stare at an empty screen for an hour because you no idea where you...

September 1, 2017

Quite literally two days before I was scheduled to start revisions, I thought of a new aspect to my main character which would completely change her actions in the story. I could not have come up with this idea if I had been so enmeshed in the story that was that I cou...

June 23, 2017

These are the things which help me to "just keep swimming" and writing my heart out. Hopefully one of them will be inspirational for you too!

May 12, 2017

I have recently been involved in feminist critiques of children's and young adult novels, where it is far too easy to point out what is wrong or failing to live up to the standards of today. When you think of a climactic scene in particular, what do you usually picture...

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