10 Badass Women Of History

Women of History

Powerful women should be celebrated all year round, but this International Women’s Day is especially important to highlight them. Though history books are filled with the deeds of powerful men, women rarely get the same shine. That’s why I’ve put together this list of ten women whose deeds deserve to be more widely recognized. Enheduanna […]

My Favorite Podcasts

Podcasts

Let’s get this out of the way now: 2020 has mostly been trash.    Getting through this pandemic has been tough for a lot of reasons, and even though there have been bright spots for me, this year has been so tough mentally, emotionally, and physically. There are only a few things that have gotten […]

Five Fantasy Shows You May Not Remember

Fantasy

It’s no secret that a love of mythology and fantasy was ingrained in me from a young age.   My father loved dragons and Magic the Gathering and told me stories about a girl who lived in the forest and could talk to animals. My mother loved African mythology, specifically Egyptian. She was also a […]

The Birthday Blog – 31 Facts

I’m 31 today. It’s a surreal feeling especially with everything happening in the world right now. These last few days I’ve struggled with deciding whether or not to celebrate or post anything, but then I remembered that — as Black women — our existence is resistance. I am determined to find moments of joy and […]

World Building 101: Reality

World-building

I love world-building. It might sound weird, but anyone who’s ever written a book or a screenplay or a skit for their Barbies to act out knows the importance of creating a robust world. When I started writing To Astera, With Love, I wanted to create a world that was similar to ours, and I […]

Dracula: The Making of a Legend

Vampires are perhaps the most iconic (and some might say overdone) villains in modern entertainment. Despite the best efforts of Stephanie Meyer, Anne Rice, and Sesame Street, there’s no other vampire more iconic than Dracula. First, brought into the world by Irish writer Bram Stoker in 1897, Dracula’s influence has infected the cultural zeitgeist for […]

The Pendle Witch Trial

Close up of child's eye

Jennet Device was just nine-years-old when she took the witness stand and accused her mother, grandmother, and ten other people of witchcraft, sending them to their deaths.