Actually what this should say is: I wrote a teeny tiny part of a thing! My essay “Uhura Shows Us How It’s Done” is included in the eBook version of The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 9: Intersections and Alliances, edited by May Anne Mohanraj.
WisCon is the world’s oldest feminist science fiction convention. Since 2007, Aqueduct Press has released an annual anthology of essays, commentary, and roundtable discussions relevant to the convention. This year’s theme, “Intersections and Alliances”, is described thusly:
In this volume of The WisCon Chronicles, we find ourselves considering what it means to live at the intersections of various identities, some of them more privileged than others. We ask how we can function as good allies to each other in often challenging situations. We’re living through an intense time of social change, and a variety of questions arise as we have these often difficult conversations about feminism, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and more. Among them are questions about what leads to positive social change and how best to effect such change in our communities.
This collection is available as a paperback or as an eBook. Some of the material, including my essay and many others, is only available in the digital version. However, everyone who purchases the paperback will find a code in the front of the book that entitles them to a free digital copy.
I’m so proud to be included in any format of this anthology. I certainly never thought that my name would be in a book along with among many other amazing people, Nalo Hopkinson, N.K. Jemisin, and Samuel R. Delaney. I’m so humbled and proud to be part of the conversation happening in this book! You can purchase the book in either format from Aqueduct Press here. Enjoy!