Caitlin and Kidicocus are presenting papers at WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention and conference. The conference takes place May 27th-30th, and the panel is called Afrofuturism, Digital Blackness, and Black Feminism. Use the hashtag #AfrofuturismFeminism to follow along or tweet your thoughts during the conference. For more information, head to wiscon.net
Caitlin's Paper: Black Cyborgs: Afrofuturist Feminism and Donna Haraway's Cyborg Mythology
Sometimes Kidiocus and Caitlin fight about things. On public social media platforms. It amuses us.
This time, we're picking at each other over the accusations against Zoe Saldana, who is said by some to be performing blackface in her portrayal of Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. Read more about that story in the articles here, and check out what we had to say below:
Caitlin's chapter Hashtagging from the Margins: Women of Color Engaged in Feminist Consciousness-Raising on Twitter is available in the book Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking from Lexington Books.
About the text: "Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community explores and critically analyzes the motivations and uses of social media by women of color. This edited collection seeks to determine how, and why, women of color make strategic use of social media as a social, professional, personal, and political tool for navigating the world. The contributors uniquely address the motivations and pathways for establishing virtual communities by, and for, women of color. Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking contributes to dialogues concerning gender, race, class, sexuality, politics, and uses of social media."
From Hashtagging from the Margins:
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