Yasssss! Go Claire!
Gabby Rivera is the first queer Latina to write for Marvel, who enlisted her to write their first queer Latina superhero, America Chavez. “I’ve always dreamt up... wild, powerful and carefree superheroes that look like me and my family: thick, brown, goofy, beautiful," she told The Washington Post. "And now I get to see them come to life."
In 2016 she published her novel 'Juliet Takes a Breath,' about a young lesbian Latina and her passage into adulthood. For Rivera, the book is about the representation of queer brown women who bravely seek their place in the world. That’s why the protagonist’s last name is Palante, which means “Forward” in Spanish.
“Many of us never leave the block, the Bronx or a certain mindset, believing we can only be a certain way, live a certain way, wear certain clothes,” she told the website Latina. “There are huge systems trying to control what we are doing; yet, at our core, our people have always said to raise your brown and black fists, march on and move forward.”
(Art by Jackie Albano. Words by Sofía Ruiz de Velasco & Mayra Báez.)
Hiplet is a combination of ballet and hip-hop, and it's seriously STUNNING. Just watch dancers Camryn Taylor and Nia Lyons show off their truly impressive moves:
Y'all. Y'ALL. THE BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN is a finalist for the Nebula Awards!!!! hoLY FORKING SHIRTBALLS! With so many friends and beloveds Lara Elena Donnelly A...nnalee Newitz Fonda Lee Sarah Gailey Sarah Pinsker Martha Wells Kelly Robson Kellan Szpara Fran Wilde Caroline M. Yoachim Sam J. Miller Cindy Pon and aaaaa
but can I say that I am the HECKING PROUDEST that Vina Prasad has been nominated in NOT ONE BUT *TWO* CATEGORIES, which means that there are Singaporean finalists in 3 OUT OF 5 of the fiction categories. HOW ABOUT THAT???
Oh, just Vandetta being her supercool self.
Happening at Artistry.
Hello everyone! Reyna Movement is running an exhibition for our upcoming cook book at Artistrysg.
The cookbook is titled Recipes of Resilience, a book filled w...ith stories and recipe's by Rohingyan Women. We hope that by publishing this book, readers will be able to learn about Rohingya culture and that it continues to thrive despite the persecution their communities face.
Please support the resilient Rohingyan women showcased and the preservation of Rohingyan culture, by attending our exhibition, donating and buying the book.
Whilst the exhibition is already up, we'll be hosting an opening/sharing night on the 10th of February at 7.30pm.
Rae, Whitney, the Reyna Movement team and most importantly the Rohingya community in Kuala Lumpur.