Only 10 more days to go to back Steampunk Universe, A diverse steampunk anthology featuring aneurotypical and disabled characters.

We keep getting told that steampunk is not diverse.

We want to keep proving them wrong.

Two and a half years ago, we brought you the award-winning anthology Steampunk World, a diverse collection of steampunk fiction. Since then, there have been a number of other prominent anthologies and works of diverse steampunk fiction. That is exactly what we hoped would happen.

But it is not enough.

We want to see even more diversity. We want to see characters like all our friends and all the members of our families. We want fully developed characters in steampunk - and all fiction - who are disabled or aneurotypical. We want more than “token” characters, and clichéd plots.

We were told it was too hard - especially in a genre like steampunk.

We are going to prove them wrong again…and we want you to join us.

Join editor Sarah Hans, our cover artist James Ng, and contributors Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Maurice Broaddus, Malon Edwards, Emily Cataneo, Pip Ballantine, Victor Ocampo, Suna Dasi, Lyndsay E. Gilbert, Kate Coe, Liam Hogan, Zach Chapman, Andrew Knighton, Matthew Bright, Candida Spillard, with an introduction written by Diana Pho of Beyond Victoriana & Elsa S Henry of Feminist Sonar.

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A new Clinton ad features Khizr Khan confronting Trump’s hate. It’s remarkable — and significant.
Democrats leave behind the politics of white grievance.

Clinton also has fully engaged Trump’s Islamophobia in practical and moral terms, arguing not just that such anti-Muslim bigotry threatens to alienate the allies we need in the war on terror, but also that it represents one of many ways that Trump represents a threat to the American experiment. This was typified by the fact that the organizers of the Democratic convention also gave the Khan parents a slot at the convention, which Trump fortuitously rewarded by engaging in bigoted attacks against them that Clinton’s campaign elevated and engaged, culminating in today’s new ad.

Meanwhile, at the debate earlier this week, Clinton stood up for a woman’s right to choose and unleashed scalding criticism of Trump’s belittling of women, saying:  “He goes after their dignity, their self-worth. And I don’t think there is a woman anywhere who doesn’t know what that feels like.” At this moment, Amanda Marcotte argues, Clinton leaned into feminism without apology. And at another key moment at this week’s debate, Clinton sought to dramatize the true human implications of Trump’s xenophobia and vow of mass deportations by declaring it unconscionable to “rip families apart” and even arguing that mass removals would “rip our country apart.”

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we have been blessed, the future is bright, my crops are watered, my pores are clear, my anxiety is eased

wait….WHAT UHM



MMMM YEESSS give me that hierarchical diversity too, fuller


cannot forget our AI friends 🙌

god bless that continuity



and the most important….the equivalent of bones will FINALLY GET TO SAY FUCK

Sooo I was all excited to see Tim Burton’s new movie (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), and then THIS happened… 🙄

Now I feel dotish (Trini slang meaning “foolish/silly”) for not realising how bleached and pale white ALL his films were before and reading between the lines.

So now I gotta stuff him in the same category with Marc Jacob’s ignorant, racist ass smdh.

Why Tim, Whyyyyy?! 😩

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Very powerful video posted by BuzzFeed about what dark-skinned people will never tell you. 

It’s very hard being beaten down your whole life for being dark, for being Black, it can make anyone feel worthless. We need to discuss such issues, we need to bring more diversity in our lives. Colorism is real. Racism is real. Feelings are real too.


It takes a search and three clicks to find out the meaning of BLM and it’s principles..

So please tell me why y’all (take Rudy Giuliani for ex.) still yell out about only focusing on police brutality, the black on black crime argument, or that it’s racist all the time?

All you have to do is go to the site and look. It’s all there. The boxes even flip over and explain in detail. But, since I know y’all won’t do it. I’ll do it for you.

Diversity: “We are committed to acknowledging, respecting and celebrating difference(s) and commonalities”.

Globalism: “We see ourselves as part of the global Black family and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black folk who exist in different parts of the world”. 

Black Women: “We are committed to building a Black women affirming space free from sexism, misogyny, and male-centeredness”.

Black Villages: “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and  “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable”. 

Loving Engagement: “We are committed to embodying and practicing justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another”.

Restorative Justice: “We are committed to collectively, lovingly and courageously working vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension all people. As we forge our path, we intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting”. 

Collective Value: “We are guided by the fact all Black lives, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status or location”. 

Empathy: “We are committed to practicing empathy; we engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts”. 

Queer Affirming: “We are committed to fostering a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise”.

UNAPOLOGETICALLY Black*: “We are unapologetically black in our positioning. in affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. to love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessary prerequisite for wanting the same for others”. 

Transgender Affirming: “We are committed to embracing and making space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are committed to being self-reflexive and doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”

Black Families: “We are committed to making our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We are committed to dismantling the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” that require them to mother in private even as they participate in justice work”. 

Intergenerational: “We are committed to fostering an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, shows up with capacity to lead and learn”. 


I advise you to research before you just let false ideas seep out your mouth. 

Lewis Tan Fought to Play Iron Fist Hero Instead of Villain

Tan shared on Twitter that he “almost” played Danny Rand, but the role ultimately went to Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones. Instead, Tan was cast as Zhou Cheng, a servant of Ch’i-Lin who’s tasked with killing every iteration of the Iron Fist. Tan said he’s happy playing Zhou, even showing off some of his stunt choreography in an online video, but added that we need more Asian heroes in our media.

Tan has long been advocating for better roles for Asian actors. In an interview with His Style Diary, he talked about how Asian actors (especially Asian men) are rarely cast as lead characters—instead, getting stuck playing the computer geek or faceless ninja. He added Asian actors are pretty much required to know martial arts, because, otherwise they won’t get parts.

“The thing is, I want to be the lead, the hero, the love interest character,” Tan said. “I know kung fu, I’ve been doing martial arts for 15 years, and I love it. But I think there are these expectations. These are the roles they are comfortable with Asians doing. They aren’t comfortable in seeing you in lead roles– the ones I want.”