Black Feminist Blogger is a new indie comedy web-series created by Aph Ko [Aphrodite Kocięda].
Black Feminist Blogger comically centers on the lead character Latoya as she attempts to navigate the uncomfortable and highly competitive terrain of online feminist blogging. She works for a feminist magazine called “Sapphire Mouth Magazine” and has to endure an abrasive editor named Marie who forces Latoya to write about irrelevant white celebrity culture.
While blogging has become a staple part of our culture, very rarely do you ever see the “behind-the-scenes” business side of it.
Black Feminist Blogger is loosely based off of Aph Ko’s real experiences as a blogger where she saw firsthand how competitive the feminist marketplace was becoming, and how the demand for fast-paced, page-clicky material was growing. Bloggers often work long-hours and endure exploitation. Self-care becomes a theory bloggers write about, not something they necessarily practice which Aph comically highlights in the show.
Ep. 2 came out on Monday, December 8 and it’s called “Page-Clicks”
The show has a raw, punk feminist edge to it. Black Feminist Blogger features music from “Big Joanie” , a punk feminist band composed of women of color.
ABOUT APH KO:
Aph is a contributing writer for Everyday Feminism and For Harriet. She is also the creator of the web-series “Tales from the Kraka Tower” which satirizes diversity in academia. The show was featured on Slate, Ebony, Clutch, Conditionally Accepted, and the Feminist Wire. Aph loves merging digital media and social justice.