Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing is used to tackling themes such as power and inequality. However, the genre isn’t the most welcoming to creators and fans of color. Author NK Jemisin discusses how seeing mostly white characters forced her to criticize the genre and create characters that looked like her. New York-based author Daniel Jose Older talks about coding that is used in the predominately white publishing industry that shuts out authors of color. And Caribbean author and professor Nalo Hopkinson gives an example about a time she was encouraged to change her writing to cater to American tastes.
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Daisy Rosario is a comedian, writer and producer of things from radio stories to live events. Recently graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, she also works with The Moth and the Upright CitizensBrigade Theatre. Daisy has interned at Radiolab, taken a play she directed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is an obsessive baseball fan. Her story “Child of Trouble,” was featured on the Peabody award-winning Moth Radio Hour. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.