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Friday, October 16 • 9:00pm - 9:50pm
My Skin Isn't Caramel, My Eyes Aren't Chocolate: Colorism Among Us

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Many mixed-race people have complicated feelings over passing as a member of the racial majority. In some colonized countries, skin whitening products are worth billions. Often, in addition to racism, many of us have been treated differently by our own people based on how we look. How, then, can we as writers avoid colorism in our own writing? Hint: don't use food descriptions.

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Vida Cruz

Vida Cruz's fiction can be found or is forthcoming on Strange Horizons, Podcastle, Expanded Horizons, Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, and various anthologies. She has been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Award. A Clarion graduate... Read More →

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avatar for Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Subodhana Wijeyeratne is a writer and researcher living and working in Tokyo, Japan. His dissertation, Red Sun Rising, charts the origins and development of Japan’s space program from the 1920s onwards. His broader interests include the impact of technological change on social relations... Read More →
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Kate Osias

Kate Osias believes that love, chocolate and the right kind of madness can save the world. She has won five Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Gig Book Contest, Canvas Story Writing Contest, the 10th Romeo Forbes Children's Storywriting Competition, and the Nick... Read More →
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Chinelo Onwualu

Chinelo Onwualu is a Nigerian writer and editor living in Toronto. She's the non-fiction editor of Anathema, a speculative magazine for queer people of colour, and co-founder of Omenana, a magazine of African Speculative Fiction. She's also former chief spokesperson for the African... Read More →
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Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko grew up reading fairy tales under a blanket fort, staining every page with fried plantain grease. She writes about magic Black girls who aren't magic all the time, because honestly? They deserve a vacation. Her NYT Bestselling YA Fantasy RAYBEARER is available everywhere... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 9:00pm - 9:50pm EDT
The Mezzanine
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