Writer Kayleigh Donaldson of Pajiba created a detailed list of women who review film. This article was done in response to the noticeable lack of women in movie criticism. The article provides a point of reference for editors to look for potential writers. However, there aren’t nearly enough women of color writing for large publications. You will find them writing for themselves, freelancing, or being left out of the narrative altogether. I don’t need to provide statistics because it’s obvious.
The perspectives of women of color are needed now more than ever. Especially, with the overwhelming amount of tone deaf articles produced in the media as of late (mainly by white men and women). In the Google age, why people are still oblivious to women of color who write and review film is beyond me. But alas, here I am, writing this to inform the masses that in fact, women of color love film, love entertainment, like to write about it, and write about it very well.
With that said, here is a list of WoC writers, journalist, and bloggers you should follow. I am linking their Twitter pages only as it’s the simplest way to get updates on their work and getting in touch with them. If they want to give you their information from there, they have the option to do so.
Please, if you are a woman of color, or your name isn’t on this list, tweet me so I can add it. My Twitter handle is @valeriecomplex (I am also a film critic).
Angelica Jade Bastién–Vulture.com
Angie J. Han–Mashable
Anam Ahmad–Gossip and Gab
Britney Monae–The Marvel Report
Constance Gibbs–New York Daily News
E. Lori. J–Freelance
Jen Yamato–L.A. Times
Joelle Monique- Afterbuzz TV/Freelance
Lisa Bolejeka–Bitch Flicks
Michele Canty–Daily Press
Mae Abdulbaki–The Young Folks
Nancy Wang Yuen–Nancywyuen
Paige Allen–Geeksofcolor & Blackgirlnerds
Shannon Miller– Freelance
Tracey Fan Club–Geeksofcolor
Tatiana King–Fan Bros
The Blerd Gurl–Theblerdgurl.com
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Valerie Complex is a freelance writer and professional nerd. As a lover of Japanese animation, and all things film, she is passionate about diversity across all entertainment mediums.