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Episode 37: Debut Episode with Sophia Chester, Leland Cheuk, Mira Jacob

Minorities in Publishing

Release Date: 04/11/2016

Episode 93: Interview with Rena Barron show art Episode 93: Interview with Rena Barron

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[This interview was conducted over Skype, so there may be some audio variation.]

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Episode 92: Interview with Sailaja Joshi show art Episode 92: Interview with Sailaja Joshi

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[This interview was conducted via phone and the audio quality may vary.]

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Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi show art Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

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Jenn talks with author and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi (I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying) about her debut collection of essays and the depictions within it along with the ways she pursued writing & utilizing memory in personal essays on mental illness and diagnosis. 

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Episode 90: Interview with Keah Brown show art Episode 90: Interview with Keah Brown

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Author and disability activist Keah Brown (The Pretty One) openly discusses the discomfort she felt in a lack of reflections of disabled POCs in media, her thoughts on breaking in to publishing with no to low-pay opportunities, and how her book reflects more of the evolution of self and a push against ableism in existing and experiencing inherent joy.

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Episode 89: Interview with Tanisha C. Ford show art Episode 89: Interview with Tanisha C. Ford

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Jenn spoke with author and professor Tanisha C. Ford about her new memoir Dressed in Dreams, which ties in personal history with cultural representation and fashion. This discussion ran the gamut from Black hair care, to nostalgia for FUBU and Karl Kani, to the importance of fashion within Black culture and what it set the stage for in terms of individual expression.

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Episode 88: Interview with Sonya Chung show art Episode 88: Interview with Sonya Chung

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Author Sonya Chung (The Loved Ones, Long for This World) discusses her essay dissecting the issues of gaze and focus in Green Book and the documentary Period: End of Sentence, how she formulated success as a published author, and her experiences publishing with a Big 5 imprint and an indie press.

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Episode 87: Elizabeth Acevedo & Meg Medina (Creative Conversation) show art Episode 87: Elizabeth Acevedo & Meg Medina (Creative Conversation)

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The latest episode is the live recording of the March 27, 2018 Creative Conversation with Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo at I, Too Arts Collective in East Harlem. This event was in celebration of the publication of The Poet X. Meg and Elizabeth read from their latest, at the time, books and discuss Latinx representation, their approach to writing fully fleshed characters, and struggles with imposter syndrome. 

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Episode 86: Interview with Radix Media show art Episode 86: Interview with Radix Media

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Jenn speaks with co-owners of Brooklyn based Radix Media, Lantz Arroyo and Sarah Lopez, about the work of printers, being a new independent publisher, and the case for worker cooperatives to provide equity in the workplace. 

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Episode 85: Live Recording at TechForum with Jael Richardson show art Episode 85: Live Recording at TechForum with Jael Richardson

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[Audio and Transcription of this episode was provided by BookNet Canada]

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Episode 84: Creative Conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford & Frank Morrison show art Episode 84: Creative Conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford & Frank Morrison

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On January 10th, the nonprofit I, Too, Arts Collective held a celebratory NYC book launch for the picture book The Roots of Rap, a collaboration between award-winning & acclaimed artists  Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison at Langston Hughes’ brownstone in East Harlem. The two discussed their origins as writer and visual artist respectively, the history of hip-hop/rap music, and their thoughts on some of the greatest artists of our time.

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[Sound editing for this episode was provided by MR Daniel. Thanks, MR!]

In this episode Jenn speaks with Sophia Chester (creator/author of Cosmic Callisto Caprica), Leland Cheuk (author of The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong), and Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing) expound on being marginalized writers and also what their respective experiences have been in pursuing their art and it's publication from the aspect of self-publishing, independent publishing, and being with a Big 5 publisher.