History · Other Stuff · Queer

Museum Visit: Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, GA)

Back in old-timey days — ie over Thanksgiving break — some friends and I paid a visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a pretty new attraction, and it’s been on my list to visit since it opened in 2014. (We were told in the lobby that it’s “Not a…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, GA)

Sci-Fi · Writing

Diverse Worldbuilding with Minor Characters

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m writing again after several months of research paper stuff, and I keep getting distracted by minor characters. However, this is really a feature, not a bug! Don’t you want your readers to be interested in all your characters? Compelling incidental characters make the story’s world seem more realistic. They indicate…… Continue reading Diverse Worldbuilding with Minor Characters

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Review of Robocop (2014): Corporatism, Captain America, and Disability Awareness

Didn’t see the new Robocop movie because you thought it would be horrible? A cheap knockoff full of action scenes and no substance? Well, you weren’t alone — I hardly heard a word about it after it came out, and that often means people just didn’t see it. But if you liked Captain America: The…… Continue reading Review of Robocop (2014): Corporatism, Captain America, and Disability Awareness

Sci-Fi · Writing

On Representation, Authorial Discretion, and Transgender Characters in Science Fiction

I’ve been thinking about diversity in my science fiction novel project for a while. I always get nervous doing that, because I don’t want to hurt anybody by mis-writing a perspective I don’t have. I’m female and bi (or pan), but that’s basically it. I can’t speak for everyone who’s female or bisexual, certainly, but…… Continue reading On Representation, Authorial Discretion, and Transgender Characters in Science Fiction

History · Other Stuff

Museum Visit: Disability Rights and Resources

Woohoo, new series! As a future museum studies/public history student and professional, I figured it behooved me to go out and spend some time soaking up some museums. I’m already studying and volunteering, but I’m interested in seeing the different exhibits both for my own enjoyment/education and to see how they’re being done. I’m hoping to do…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Disability Rights and Resources