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Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

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'Nigeria's Netflix' takes Nollywood to a global audience
An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV - an online platform commonly dubbed the “Netflix of Africa”.
Read the full article here.

'Nigeria's Netflix' takes Nollywood to a global audience

An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV - an online platform commonly dubbed the “Netflix of Africa”.

Read the full article here.

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The notion that people should write what they know is very limiting. Imagination is one of the most powerful tools we have. I use research to guide my imagination, and then I try to find people who can tell me where I’ve imagined wrong. This applies to all of writing, and it’s really no different for writing a diverse character. People fail at this when they abandon research, imagination, and expert assistance for tropes, stereotypes, and ‘what everybody knows’ …
Author Merrie Haskell (Handbook for Dragon Slayers) at Disability in Kidlit (via disabilityinkidlit)

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Asian American Representation in Hollywood

Good read. Especially love this quote: “I think that [people’s] perception of who we are, what we can do, or where we come from is what’s at issue. If someone perceives us as being foreign or being ‘other,’ they are not going to see us as part of Broadway or [Hollywood].”

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