GOC: Book of the Month

Another series that I write for Geeks of color

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Good news for all you book geeks out there!  Geeks of Color will be spotlighting a book each month, and we are so excited to be kicking this off during Women’s History Month.  We will be spotlighting and recommending books of all genres that are written by authors of color.

It being Women’s History Month, our book of the month for March is Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde.

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If you aren’t already familiar with Audre Lorde, you definitely should read some of her works. Lorde was a black woman, a lesbian, a mother, a writer, and in a mixed race relationship. Because of this, all of her pieces provide an extremely unique and always interesting feminist perspective.

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In Sister Outsider, a collection of essays, she uses her perspective and voice as a queer black woman to challenge sexism, racism, homophobia, elitism, and the importance of empowering women of color…

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10 Underrated Latinx Artists You Should Listen To This Year

Wrote this for Geeks of Color!

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2017 was a big year for Latin music in the U.S. Songs like “Despacito” and “Mi Gente” continue to top the American charts.  We also saw many mainstream American artists like Justin Bieber, Cardi B, and Demi Levato  crossover into the Latin music genre.  It seems that right now the U.S. is really riding the Reggeaton wave, but, beyond Luis Fonsi and J. Balvin, there are many many more Latinx artists who are super talented and deserve more love and recognition.  Here is a list of underrated Latinx music artist for you to check out and support!

1. Helado Negro 

helado-negro1Robert Carlos Lange, the artist behind Helado Negro, was born in Florida to Ecuadorian immigrants.  This genre defying musical project draws heavily from 70’s soul and R&B sounds, but gives them a new indie twist.  Helado Negro’s music carries heavy themes of Latin pride and culture.  These themes are particularly…

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Avengers: Infinity War Footage Analysis

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If the internet was not already constantly reminding you- Marvel Studios gave D23 audiences an incredible first look at Avengers: Infinity War this past Saturday. Only those who were present at the live action Disney films panel got to see this footage. I was lucky enough to get in and get a good spot in the hall for this presentation. I have been present for a handful of Marvel Studios events at conventions and such (e.g. Hall H at Comic-Con), but this event definitely created the most cheers and screams from the audience. You can probably guess why if you have read online descriptions of the footage. Since the moment the presentation ended, this footage is what has been mostly occupying my mind. You do not need me to write about how amazing and epic the footage was because so many others have done so already. I understand the demand…

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