WORKING FROM HOME: PRO TIPS

Lately, one of the things I’ve seen a lot of my friends struggling with the most—besides mental health and the impending end of the world—is working from home. For those lucky enough to be able to keep a job during this crisis, the change in routine is just one more layer of stress. It’s already a big change under normal circumstances, it might feel nearly impossible right now. Ever since I graduated, my dream has been to work from home. I achieved that a few years ago and, as it goes with most of the things we dream about, I found out doing home office is not as easy or great as I thought. But I’ve managed! Over the years, I’ve learned how to work with myself and get things done. So, I thought I’d share with you some of the things that work for me and, hopefully, it will be helpful in some way. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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INTERVIEWING MY CHARACTERS (AND MYSELF)

Last week, I filled out an interview with Harry and Alana from Welcome to New York to be featured in a blog promo. I had so much fun doing it that I ended up interviewing Pete and Becky from Once in a Lifetime, too. And, then, I thought it would be fun to answer the same questions myself! Find the results below. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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#RecentReads: THE DARK FANTASTIC

“An emancipatory Black fantastic requires interrupting the dark fantastic cycle in order to create new paradigms. It requires mentoring diverse talent, actively acquiring new stories, and then moving toward culturally sustaining visions of editorship, marketing, reviewing, librarianship, book retailing, and literacy education. It requires publishing, Hollywood, education, libraries, and merchandising to acknowledge the ways that they have been complicit in reproducing the known world for every generation in the stories that we tell our children, teens, and young adults.But, ultimately, emancipating the dark fantastic requires decolonizing our fantasies and our dreams.” I think this quote perfectly summarizes what the problem is—and how to solve it. Or, at least, how to start trying to solve it. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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