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Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (Oct 2013) www.iafrofuturism.com

“For Digital Girls” Debuts in Jalada.org’s Afrofuturism Issue

Jalada.org, a pan African literary journal premiered its Afrofuturism issue this month. The journal includes Ytasha Womack’s  short story “For Digital Girls Who Drink Tonic Water at the Bar When … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Girl Nerds.com Black Galaxies Rising

Black Galaxies Rising: The Soaring Trajectory of Black Presence in Afrofuturism BlackGirlNerds.com has created a masterpost of books written by and/or featuring Black people in speculative fiction. They list the … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ytasha Womack Featured in DNAinfo

Ytasha Womack was featured in DNAinfo magazine, Chicago, for her contributions to Afrofuturism! “Womack spoke about how colonization efforts ought to make a conscious effort to avoid the same “isms” … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

BAR STAR CITY Trailer!

The trailer for BAR STAR CITY is here! “A charmed longtime bar owner discovers that his understated Southside Chicago watering hole is the home for galactic phenomena.” This film is … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creative Visioning with Ytasha Womack

From Afrofuturism849’s website: “The Future Now What vision do you have for the future? If we want a new today we have to change our collective vision. A vision is … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

WBEZ: Depictions of Women In STEM in Pop Culture

WBEZ’s “Afternoon Shift: Who created the Internet?” featured Ytasha Womack in it’s discussion of how women who work in the STEM fields are depicted in pop culture. From WBEZ’s website: … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

How ‘Star Wars’ And Fantasy Movies Handle Race

In the wake of the trailer for the next Star Wars saga “The Force Awakens” being released, critics have questioned whether a black stormtrooper could ever exist. How do sci-fi/fantasy … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment