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#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Sailor Taurus aka Preying Mantis

  Cosplay Name: Sailor Taurus aka Preying Mantis Home Town Michigan Social Media Info: www.facebook.com/preyingmantis4912; Facebook search: CosPlayBill; Instagram acct: taurus4912; sailortaurus87.tumblr.com How long have you been cosplaying? 10 years   What was your first convention? Youmacon 06, Started cosplaying at Youmacon 07 What was your first cosplay? First time I cosplayed I brought four costumes that I made with me; Lydia from Beetlejuice, "Theater" Katara of...

#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Mythril-Arts

Mythril-Arts Washington, DC Facebook | Instagram How long have you been cosplaying? I have been cosplaying since 2011. What was your first convention? My very first anime con was Anime USA 2004. First con I cosplayed at was T-MODE 2011. What was your first cosplay? My first costume was Alice Elliot from the PS2 game Shadow Hearts. I still remember how nervous...

“Pitch” Street Team Needs Your Help To #KeepHerInTheGame

By Megan Charnise We all know that television shows come and go, introducing us to characters that have an everlasting impact on our lives. Fox has brought us the ladies from Living Single, Gina and Pam from Martin, and most recently, Cookie from Empire. A new leading lady has stepped up to the plate, hoping...

Baby Blerds Literally Speaking Truth To Power

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#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Kuko

Kuko Charlottetown, PE  IG: Ashley Kuko Creations |  Facebook How long have you been cosplaying?  13 years What was your first convention?  Anime North 2003 What was your first cosplay?  Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena Do you feel you have a cosplay expertise? If so what would it be? (i.e. props, sewing etc.) Drafting patterns and sewing What have been your least and most...

Funko Takes On Andromeda

Just in case you were worried you wouldn't have some adorable transglactic travelers to stand guard on your desk or vanity, or fireplace, Funko has revealed two of their Mass Effect Andromeda pops. From the looks of it, the Ryder pop is sporting a rather fetching short haircut and smokey eye with a cocked, hand...

Self-Acceptance as a Black Girl: Insecurities in Intense Academics

Written by Maya Foster Ever since I was young, I had a genuine interest in learning and school -- exploring the natural world with my sister, reading various books, and writing down my crazy imagine in the form of stories.  My interests eventually encouraged me to challenge myself with accelerated/advanced placement courses throughout middle school...

Cosplay Has Tried To Make Me, a Fat, Black Woman, Invisible

By: TaLynn Kel I never considered myself a geek until I picked up a new hobby, costume play, aka cosplay. It’s one of those things that happened organically: someone took me to a geek convention, I saw people in costume, and not once did it occur to me not to dress up like them. Before I’d been there an...

Comic Alert: “Vera and the Dream Thief”

ShadowBlack Entertainment, a comic book company based in Lagos, Nigeria, officially launched their most recent project, a comic book for African girls called Vera and the Dream Thief. Vera is a twelve year old girl who is president of her school’s press club and solves complex mysteries with the help of her two male...

Words of Wisdom from Hidden Figures Author Margot Lee Shetterly

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After sitting down for an interview and writing, "Hidden Figures: Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact" about best-selling author Margot Lee Shetterly I left inspired and excited, not just about Hidden Figures but about life. Here are few snippets from the interview that don't just quote the author but are excellent words of advice...
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