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...
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...
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...