Welcome to this month’s post boosting Black, Indigenous, and other Creators of Color! Every other week I ask BIPOC folk to shout themselves out on Twitter and Facebook so that I can know about more cool art, music, books, and more and also share that with my community, who I know will appreciate it as much as I do.
Of the creators who replied to my boost posts, these resonated with me most:
Dragon & Wolf Designs: Handcrafted Jewelry for the Fashionable Geek
Hey! I’m a speculative/literary fiction writer and EIC @TreeAndStoneMag! I write a lot about QPOC characters in speculative spaces and I’m actively working on integrating literary and speculative styles. Check out my stories and submit to the magazine!
— Kevin M. Casin (he/him) ???????? (@kevinthedruid) February 8, 2022
I’m a singer songwriter!
If you’ve ever wanted a song about San Junipero I’m here for you.
It’s almost #BandcampFriday
On February 4th Artists get more money because they waive thier fees.
Have a listen. Also on Spotify but lots more songs here :https://t.co/SQn5zuYVYF
— BLM (ddsluggers) (@ddsluggers) January 25, 2022
I’m currently working on my short story urban fantasy about heroes saving the world from the apocalypse. I also edit and voice act and just have fun sticking my hand into a bit of everything.https://t.co/zLvE1VGexohttps://t.co/UEo7k66a0r
— MORTENSIALIS (@kaprizant) January 25, 2022
I also invite you to check out the debut books written by and featuring BIPOC authors and characters that came out this month by heading over to the 22Debuts website. Here are the ones I’m most excited to read:
A Comb of Wishes
by Lisa Stringfellow
And We Rise
by Erica Martin
Black Love Matters: Real Talk on Romance, Being Seen, and Happily Ever Afters
by Jessica P. Pryde
Just Right Jillian
by Nicole D. Collier
Have you picked up any of these? Because you really need to! And that’s just the four I’m most excited about. There are several others that you can find on the 22Debuts site.
In the comments I’d love to know what books by BIPOC authors you’re reading, what art you’ve seen, what music you’re listening to, what dances have inspired you by BIPOC creators.