creators of color

A Brief Spotlight on Creators of Color

Something I’d like to do more of for The Geek Embassy is to highlight content and creators whose work online that I enjoy. For this first spotlight, check out some of the creators of color who are making kickass content that I adore!

Websites

Black Girl Create

Black Girls Create is a hub for black creators and nerds. Through our site, we showcase a variety of creativity including, but not limited to, essays, fiction, art, and other forms of multimedia. We strive to be a collaborative space committed to championing and highlighting the increased media representation of black girls and women specifically, and people of color in general.”

Read: The Dos and Don’ts of Intersectionality In Donald Trump’s America by Valerie Complex 

The Tempest

The Tempest is a groundbreaking technology and media company aimed at building, amplifying and connecting innovative products and experiences for diverse millennial women.”

Read: I Found Myself in Ms. Marvel by Nashwa Khan

Listen

See Something, Say Something, Hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar

See Something, Say Something: “Every week, BuzzFeed’s Ahmed Ali Akbar gathers folks together to drink tea, tell stories, and talk about being Muslim in America.”

Listen to:  Episode 14, Banned in NYC (The Live Show)

Another Round, Hosted by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton

Another Round: “Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.”

Listen to: Episode 74, Have You Looked at You Today?

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim, Hosted by Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim: “A monthly podcast featuring Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh about the good and the bad of the American Muslim female experience. But you know, satirically & disturbingly hilarious.”

Listen to: Episode 17: LIVE from the White House

Call Your Girlfriend, Hosted by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Call Your Girlfriend: “Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere, hosted by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman and produced by Gina Delvac. Every other week, eavesdrop as Aminatou and Ann call each other to discuss the intricacies of pop culture and the latest in politics.”

Listen to: Episode 45: Right Hand Woman 

Watch

Insecure (HBO), created Issa Rae

Watch the trailer:

Brown Girls Web Series, created by Fatimah Asghar

Watch the trailer:

Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis, created by Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael

Watch the trailer:

Read

You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

“A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson.” – Penguin Random House 

What About You?

I’m always on the lookout for new creators and content to check out, so comment with your favorites below or reach out to me on twitter.

Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little about a whole lot of things. She is always looking for the next great TV show to marathon and for the next exciting thing to learn and write about. In her spare time, she writes and manages social media for The Geek Embassy and works to dismantle the patriarchy in Vancouver, Washington.

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