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...
Being Black and Female in Steampunk

Being Black and Female in Steampunk

When I started getting into steampunk a couple of years ago, my first question was “There’s no slavery in this, right?” I was met with a very emphatic “NO!” It’s not like I didn’t have a right to ask. Any hobby that takes bits and pieces from a century that...