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S2E3 – Interview with Antoine Bandele

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—interview author Antoine Bandele. Listen to it here on Podbean or find us on your favourite podcast app. Antoine Bandele is an Amazon bestselling author in action adventure fantasy, dark fantasy, sword & sorcery, African American fantasy, and African literature. He was born and raised... Continue Reading →

S2E1 – How to write skin colour

In this first episode of Season 2 of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—discuss how to write skin colour.   Listen to it here on Podbean or find us on your favourite podcast app. What we talked about Why we should avoid comparing anyone’s skin tone to food, even if people from a certain... Continue Reading →

Episode 10 – Racial and gendered language

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—continue our conversation on marking the unmarked. To listen to the episode, find us on Podbean or your favourite podcast app.  What we talked about the importance of being conscious about the language you use AND how you use itthat language is forever changing and... Continue Reading →

Episode 8 – Diversity within diversity

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—talk about diversity within diversity and what writers can learn from the concept of intersectionality. To listen to the episode, find us on Podbean or your favourite podcast app.  What we talked about how Kimberlé Crenshaw came to coin the term ‘intersectionality’Black Lives Matter as... Continue Reading →

Episode 7 – Tokenism in literature

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—talk about the third common pitfall when representing diverse characters: tokenism. To listen to the episode, find us on Podbean or your favourite podcast app.  What we talked about what tokenism is and why it is problematicwhy characters such as JK Rowling’s Cho Chang are... Continue Reading →

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