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So I keep saying every year that I will compile a list for the panel attendees. Well, this time I actually followed through. Obviously, this is a short list, but hopefully it will direct you to many more black women/non-binary creators of the ‘Verse!

Comics

Mikki Kendall – Swords of Sorrow

Roxanne Gay – World of Wakanda (Marvel)

Yona Harvey – Storm (Marvel)

Felicia Henderson – Teen Titans, Static Shock (DC)

Angela Robinson – The Web (DC)

Taneka Stotts – Beyond The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comic Anthology

Erika Alexander (yes, THE Maxine Shaw) – Concrete Park

Sources:

30 Black Comic Book Writers You Should Know – Book Riot, August 10, 2016

 

TV/Film

Ava DuVernay

Kasi Lemmons

Julie Dash

Salli Richardson Whitfield

Darnell Martin

Janelle Cook

Hanelle Cooper

Sources:

7 Black Female Directors Earning Incredible Hollywood Review – Mashable, January 13, 2015

16 Black Women Killing It Behind The Scenes Of Television – Buzzfeed, February 9, 2017

 

Literature

N.K. Jemisin

Nnedi Okorafor

Nisi Shawl

Nalo Hopkinson

Andrea Hairston

Chesya Burke – Check out her write-up on Black Women In Speculative Fiction!

Sheree R. Thomas

Tanavarie Due

Alaya Dawn Johnson – Check out her write-up for NPR’s Codeswitch!

Sources:

7 Black Women Science Fiction Writers Everyone Should Know – For Harriett, August 7, 2014

10 Sci-Fi Stories Created By Women Of Color – The Mary Sue, September 4, 2015

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