Check out nerds of color present about Black and Brown representation in nerdom, pop culture and/or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)!
Isis Asare is the CEO/Founder of Sistah Scifi. Sistah Scifi is the first Black Owned Bookstore focused on Science Fiction and Fantasy in the United States. Despite being an indie bookstore, Sistah Scifi has a national footprint and connects an engaged community of over 40K. Ask Isis anything about crafting a message and using the right to connect and grow a community that celebrates creators of color using social media, partners, and curated content.
Podcasting is one of the most accessible forms of media and a good way to find representation for all marginalized groups. Historically, there hasn’t always been space available to Black nerds aka Blerds to share their geeky sides but in recent years the Blerd Community has grown, especially through podcasting. Join the hosts of BLERDcoMIXed and #HallH Show podcasts as we discuss the importance of creating inclusive spaces for marginalized geeks and nerds how podcasting has helped create community over fandoms, cosplay, and geek culture while Black and Brown.
This workshop will include zine-making activities and a short presentation on how to find our story-telling abilities and resilience.
How I've used the concept of experimentation to pivot and evolve my creative career. From developing my podcast to creating coffee cups that's lead to client work. I'm always thinking like a scientist seeing what works and getting the feedback to constantly adapt and evolve in an ever-changing landscape.