Catching Up: April and May 2015

So I didn’t make a Catching Up post last month because I was getting ready for WisCon but don’t worry I got the wrap up for the few things I did during April and May.

Arsenal for Democracy:

I was also in an episode of the Arsenal for Democracy radio show.

Take a moment to check those out if you can. Also make sure you check out the Nerdgasm Noire website! We’re going to start putting even more content there as well!

Catching Up: January 2015

I’d like to think I’ve started the New Year off right. I’m writing more, like I said I would do in my New Year’s Resolution post, not just for myself but also for other places as well. Hopefully I’ll keep writing, I’m actually very proud of the fact that I’ve been able to keep this up for this long. If you want to read any of them, please check out the links below:

For Arsenal for Democracy

#BlackLivesMatter means just that, not that police lives don’t

France and Nigeria Terrorism: Dramatically Different Coverage

#ReclaimMLK: Why We Need a Bigger Picture of the Civil Rights Movement

Aside from that I’ve gotten so many ideas for stories and I even started working on a zine! I said I was going to sell it, but we’ll see after I get finished with the first draft. If I don’t absolutely hate it, I’ll sell it, but if I hate it, we must never speak of this project again.

Here’s to the upcoming months!

#BlackLivesMatter: Gaming Against Police Brutality

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and a lot of times folks in the U.S. are so busy wagging their fingers at what’s going on outside of this country, they forget or downright ignore the things that are happening right here. If you’ve been paying attention to any social media and at this point even mainstream media, then you should be familiar with trending topics like #ICantBreathe and #BlackLivesMatter. The internet has been an amazing tool in spreading the word about the police brutality that is still happening today in the U.S. and how detrimental it is to POC, specifically Black people.

Over at The Spawnpoint Blog, they came up with an idea to help in their own way. They’re planning on doing a gaming livestream this weekend to help raise money and awareness for a good cause:

“On Jan 17-18, 2015, we ask you to join with us and stream on Twitch. This happening will provide a deliberate space for you to have fun with the community, and to reflect on the unequal way people of color, and specifically African-American people, are treated by law enforcement. We will support the families of those that were lost by donating to the Eric Garner Fund, and The New York Lawyers Guild that continues to organize protests and bail funds for those imprisoned for exercising their 1st Amendment rights on this matter.”

If you would like to donate or would like more information on the event please check out the post on The Spawnpoint Blog entitled Want To Help Support Victims of Police Brutality? Here’s How!