Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you follow the most default cis/het/white/able-bodied dude bloggers/twitter peeps, you definitely saw or heard about the #DiverseBookBloggers movement. Started by Naz and Demelza, the hashtag has gained a lot of ground in the short span of time (as it should, because talking about diverse books is awesome). Some eloquently-written pieces have since started floating around the interwebz, so I thought instead of adding my two cents to it (which would be reiterating everything all these amazing people are already saying), I would create a space to collect all these articles and posts and give it a separate home on my blog:
We have the twitter feed for #DiverseBookBloggers: http://bit.ly/1YSDJRH
Thanks to the rousing success and popularity of #DiverseBookBloggers, Naz has also started a new feature: Read Diverse Books Year-Round. You should definitely check it out!
The fabulous Whitney is doing a bi-weekly feature of #DiverseBookBloggers over on her blog. You can sign up here to be featured! Please note, there is high traffic on inquiries so it might take a while for her to be able to publish a feature on you, but you should still definitely sign up to get in line!
Storified tweets by Demelza: http://bit.ly/1WNPonr
Storified tweets, also courtesy 100 Story Reviews: http://bit.ly/1qzv0rv
Now, lest there be any confusion, there are very specific guidelines, as stated by Naz. Here’s who qualify as #DiverseBookBloggers:
- #DiverseBookBloggers are not white, straight, cisgendered, able-bodied bloggers who write predominantly about authors of that same description.
- They ideally blog about #ownvoices authors and advocate diverse reading habits for all. This includes white bloggers who write about diverse literature regularly.
- They find themselves in the LGBTQ+ spectrum or are people with disabilities and blog about books that represent them when possible.
- The hashtag more generally includes any person who is LGBTQIA+, a person of color, or a person with a disability who also is a book blogger. But diverse reading is preferred.
Allies are greatly appreciated (looking at my blogger friends, you know who you are. I ❤ you all), please use your resources to promote and share.
I will continue to add this list as we keep going, so keep an eye out for more updates. Meanwhile, if you want to join in on the conversation, it’s pretty active on twitter, so definitely head on over and participate!
P.S. Feel free to leave a link of your blog in the comments section, if you’re a #DiverseBookBlogger. Also, please correct me if there are any errors in the sources or links.