Avoiding the Gatekeepers

Avoiding the Gatekeepers

SHE Fellow Aiesha D. Little discusses jazz, gatekeeping and staying true to yourself in any fandom. I was a teenager when I started to like jazz. In high school, my marching band director played John Coltrane and Miles Davis in his office, the notes wafting in and out...
Author Interviews: Sarah A. Macklin

Author Interviews: Sarah A. Macklin

SHE Fellow Aiesha D. Little recently spoke with author/artist Sarah A. Macklin about her upcoming sword & soul novel, The Royal Heretic, which drops on July 2. They discussed her future plans, her favorite authors and following your dreams. Little: Tell us about...
#FearlessFridays: Ellen Page

#FearlessFridays: Ellen Page

Every Friday in June, we’re honoring Pride Month by featuring a member of the LGBTQ community. Next up: actress/producer Ellen Page! Page, who has starred in films including Juno, Whip It and Inception, came out during a speech at a Human Rights Campaign event to...
Author Interviews: Ashley Lauren Rogers

Author Interviews: Ashley Lauren Rogers

Despite the fact that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, playwright Ashley Lauren Rogers is finding ways to stay busy. SHE Fellow Aiesha D. Little caught up with her as she prepared for a virtual version of her stage combat/wrestling show SCOWL: Self...
#FearlessFridays: Patrisse Cullors

#FearlessFridays: Patrisse Cullors

Every Friday in June, we’re honoring Pride Month by featuring a member of the LGBTQ community. Next up: queer artist/activist Patrisse Cullors! A Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Cullors received a degree in religion and philosophy from the University of California,...
On Dungeons & Dragons

On Dungeons & Dragons

In summer 2018, 12 Cincinnati artists and writers got together to play Dungeons & Dragons, which culminated in Ral Buldhar, an art exhibition on collaborative gaming. SHE Fellow Aiesha D. Little wrote the following essay as she wrestled with oppressive narratives...
Author Interviews: Leanna Renee Hieber

Author Interviews: Leanna Renee Hieber

SHE Fellow Aiesha D. Little recently talked to Leanna Renee Hieber, actress, playwright and author of thirteen Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels for adults and teens for Tor and Kensington Books. A four-time Prism Award winner and Daphne du Maurier Award finalist,...
#FearlessFridays: Rebecca Sugar

#FearlessFridays: Rebecca Sugar

Every Friday in June, we’re honoring Pride Month by featuring a member of the LGBTQ community. Next up: animator/director/producer Rebecca Sugar! Creator of the wildly popular Cartoon Network show Steven Universe, Sugar came out as bisexual during San Diego Comic-Con...