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***PSA: DON'T SEND ME MSGS ABOUT THAT OLD ASS REVERSE RACISM POST. YOU'RE JUST ANNOYING, NOT CHANGING MINDS.*** Hey hey. I’m Colette. 23-year old post-grad doing that writing thing. This nook and cranny of the Tumblr universe is a mash of all the things that spark me eye and soul. That being POC and particularly Black + Woman of Color Issues, Writing, Facts & Knowledge, Diverse Beauty, Art, Lovely photographs, Health, Self-Love, God & Happy Living. As for specifics, be prepared to see Leonardo Dicaprio’s hilarium and sexiness, with the occasional Walking Dead Post [Richonne & Dixonne ftw!]. If this all appeals, then stay on the line! Amongst fan fiction and smaller projects, I’m working on a fantasy novel + a fairytale retelling anthology with all WoC heroines. ALSO: Look out for my PoC Writing Advice blog…coming mid July! Oh and I actually updated my about me with non-lazy ish.





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Reblogged from slitheringink

Anonymous said: Any advice on how to break in to the industry, whether creatively or within a job? You seem to have gotten it down pat, and I hope to be as successful as you are at your age x_x

slitheringink:

Now that I’m floating high enough to see airplanes in my ego balloon, I think I can offer some advice. When it comes to the job market these days, it takes a lot hard work, some skill and a pinch of luck (or a lot of luck, depending on your perspective) in order to find something you can both support yourself with and be happy doing.

With that in mind, I’ve managed to compile a helpful list of:

Writing Jobs

(and jobs for people wondering what the hell they’re going to do with an English degree)

  1. Author – I’m starting here since this seems to be the dream job of almost everyone who wants to write. Authors spend their lives crafting stories with the goal of being published in book form and hopefully making enough money to live on. Some authors become best sellers, but don’t count on this. As an author, you’re probably going to also have to get a day job to support yourself. Don’t believe me? Here’s an HP article on 11 authors you know who also had day jobs.

  2. Publishing – You can get a job at a publishing house doing many different things. There are several editorial positions you can get, you can work in book promotions, electronic publishing or even as a researcher. These jobs are available at large and independent publishing houses.

  3. Critic – Do you have a good critical eye? Are you able to pick apart a work and convey your ideas in an interesting manner? Do you have a unique voice? Well then, this job may be for you! Critics review published works like books, movies and plays for Internet based news companies or traditionally published papers or magazines.

  4. Ghostwriter – If you don’t mind writing another person’s ideas and handing over authorship credit to that person, then this might be a suitable position for you. Ghostwriters are used most commonly by authors to mass produce material in order to turn a profit. James Patterson uses ghostwriters frequently in his novels.

  5. Marketing – Since writers possess great communication skills, they are often utilized in marketing and advertising fields. Some are in charge of marketing campaigns for various products and may have to work in a collaborative setting. You may get a jobs as a copywriter in this field, preparing product descriptions for print in magazines, brochures and online publications.

  6. Columnist/Journalist – Anyone who likes to write articles and is interested in journalism would like this job. You can write articles for various news publications. Generally, people in this field will set up and engage in interviews with people for their articles. There is also a lot of research involved depending on what you’re writing about.

  7. Grant Writer – With this job, you are in charge of researching and responding to grant opportunities for an organization. There is a strict set of guidelines to follow when constructing a grant.

  8. English Teacher – If you have the schooling (most teachers need a Masters Degree these days) and like interacting with kids or young adults, then this might be for you. With this job, you’re interacting with students on a daily basis to provide them a strong foundation in writing and literature. This job usually carries over beyond the normal 9-5 schedule as you have to grade assignments and craft lesson plans.

  9. Screen Writer – You can work on your own independent films or write for the entertainment industry, usually movies or TV shows. This is a difficult industry to break into and involves working from the ground up. The process may be expedited with the right connections.

  10. Comics Writer – If you enjoy writing and collaborating with an artist (or team of artists) then you may enjoy this job. You can write comics for the major companies, like Marvel, DC or Dark Horse, but this is generally difficult to do. You can also write your own project, publishing in an online format and peddling your work at conventions. Some comics published in this manner have become very popular (Penny Arcade for instance) and generally make their money off of advertising and merchandise.

  11. Editor – There are tons of different types of editing. The major ones are copy editing and developmental editing. A copy editor generally works on a grammar and structure level, preparing texts for publication. A developmental editor makes substantive changes to a work, often reorganizing, rewriting or removing entire sections of a work.

  12. Literary Agent – You slog through piles of manuscripts, hoping to find one worth your time. Once you do, it’s your job to represent the author and try to sell their manuscript to publishing houses. You’re often involved in editing the manuscript and are the author’s window into the publishing world.

  13. Agent’s Assistant – There are some agents who are fortunate enough to have people that read manuscripts for them and present them with ones that might be worth using. With this job, your goal is to find the next diamond in the rough.

  14. Public Relations Writer – Your job is to write materials in order to promote the goals and image of a company or an individual.

  15. Writing Tutor – There are some companies who hire tutors to help their employees learn how to write and communicate better. There are tutoring agencies and even websites (wyzant.com) where you can set yourself up and advertise your services to people in your area.

  16. Translator – If you happen to be fluent in a foreign language, you can get a job translating documents into that language or into English. Translators are often used by publishing houses for international editions of books.

  17. Speech Writer – Are you a fan of politics? If you are, you can get a job writing speeches for various political figures at the local, state and federal levels.

  18. Freelance Writer – You can do a lot of the jobs listed above on your own time. You set your own schedule and your own workload, but the issue is that you won’t always have constant work, which means a sometimes spotty paycheck. You hunt down publications or individuals looking for writers and are often paid for an article or a project. You can both write and edit as a freelance employee.

There are other jobs out there than the ones listed here. Once you find one that interests you, look up what it takes to get into that field and start working towards it. :)

-Morgan

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Reblogged from lookatthewords

keendrugs:

lookatthewords:

if you want an example of how bogus my mom and her man are; they raised my rent when i got hired full time at my job, assuming that i made more money (i don’t) and also taking advantage of me having a more stable position.

a bonus example is now that i’ve got a bus pass and won’t have to pay my mom $200 dollars to drive me, whenever the word “bus” is even uttered she’s all “haha yeah. have fun freezing at the bus stop.”

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My mama use to day the SAME thing when I started doing things myself like ride the bus. Literally the exact same thing but it didn’t stop me and she stopped saying it

Aint that a bitch..!

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aliyahgermanreedus said: Im a 16 yo and obviously black girl so the other day my friend brought his white friend out to eat with us and I sat by him and we got along really well. I sort of started crushing on him so later I asked my friend what he thought of me. He said I was cute for a black because where he lives all the other black girls are "ratchet". Needless to say I was turned off. Should his ignorance be a complete deal breaker of furthering something that could possibly go further?

oooh, child. See, this is hard because on one hand it’s perfectly acceptable to say fuck it; fuck him. His misogynoir is enough of a determent to even bother lowering yourself being involved with him.

On the other hand, there’s a slim chance his ignorance isn’t as engraved as it looks, and a quick “telling” or two might show him the error of his thinking towards black girls as “ratchets.” But then there’s that “cute for a black girl” shit he spewed…which already shows he’s set you up as an exception, Black girls not being cute by nature in his eyes because they don’t adhere to..idunno, “White” mannerisms and things?!

It really depends how willing you are to play teacher to this boy. Because I can already see there’s gonna be some teaching to do. I for one wouldn’t be up for it. If a man can’t respect me from day one and has to LEARN to respect me and my people…by me…that’s the gate closer right there.

So really, it’s gonna depend on how much you’re into him or are willing to see where it leads. Brace yourself for some micro aggressions though…

But heed me, girl, if he’s all “i’ve never been with a black girl before” like you’re some experiment, says his crush in you is jungle fever, or calls you chocolate…please do NOT even play Pocahontas to this John Smith…flee!

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slimgoodymakeba replied to your post: just checked my credit score…my shit g…

Congrats!!!

thanks, girl! i thought it’d be like 0 lolol. apparently these student loans are good for somethin…!

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Reblogged from marfmellow

fucknofetishization:

marfmellow:

online dating while black. 

"Dumb n*gger"

See how quick fetishizers turn on you when you don’t fit into their dehumanized stereotypes? When you refuse to succumb to their racist fantasies?

This is great example of what we say here at Fucknofetishization; Being fetishized is not good and the people doing so are racist. He was so quick to call her the n word.

Racial fetishizes are based on racial stereotypes and racial stereotypes as we know, are racist. Examples of racial fetish characteristics are : Docile Asian, Wild/Animalistic black/African woman, “spicy”/feisty Latina, Exotic Desi, middle eastern, south Asian woman. Latin men are great lovers and black men are wild in bed are some others.

Having a racial preference is Racist. It is holding one race above another, while simultaneously dehumanizing them and seeing them only as body parts and stereotypes rather than individual beings. To a fetishizer any member of the fetishized race will do, because he/she sees them as the same.

-Susie the moderator

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if you want an example of how bogus my mom and her man are; they raised my rent when i got hired full time at my job, assuming that i made more money (i don’t) and also taking advantage of me having a more stable position.

a bonus example is now that i’ve got a bus pass and won’t have to pay my mom $200 dollars to drive me, whenever the word “bus” is even uttered she’s all “haha yeah. have fun freezing at the bus stop.”

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Reblogged from teriyakijesus

teriyakijesus:

Anyone else notice how these are ships/pairings?

I literally screamed

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(Source: africa-by-toto, via kksqueaker)

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just checked my credit score…my shit green and GOOD ya’ll

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2000ish:

The first Transformer Shia ever dealt with.

2000ish:

The first Transformer Shia ever dealt with.

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Reblogged from darvinasafo
chocolatechanny:

darvinasafo:

callmebriabria:

darvinasafo:

The campaign is real, let’s boost this….

Why august? Lol

It’s a hotter month, since we are technically a tropical people.It’s a longer month then February, which is the shortest month.
Brief Historical Outline of “Black August”
A sampling of this month of “righteous rebellion” and “racist repression” includes:
The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619.Gabriel Prosser’s slave rebellion occurred on August 30th, 1800.The “Prophet” Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22.The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.On August 8, 1978 Philadelphia police initiated a shootout against MOVE membersFurther, August is a time of birth. Dr. Mutulu Shakur (New Afrikan prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August. August is also a time of transition and rebirth. The great scholar and educator W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963. So, August is a month during which New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our struggle for self-determination and freedom.
MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

witt it

chocolatechanny:

darvinasafo:

callmebriabria:

darvinasafo:

The campaign is real, let’s boost this….

Why august? Lol

It’s a hotter month, since we are technically a tropical people.
It’s a longer month then February, which is the shortest month.


Brief Historical Outline of “Black August”

A sampling of this month of “righteous rebellion” and “racist repression” includes:

The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619.
Gabriel Prosser’s slave rebellion occurred on August 30th, 1800.
The “Prophet” Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.
In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22.
The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.
The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963
The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.
On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.
On August 8, 1978 Philadelphia police initiated a shootout against MOVE members
Further, August is a time of birth. Dr. Mutulu Shakur (New Afrikan prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August. August is also a time of transition and rebirth. The great scholar and educator W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963. So, August is a month during which New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our struggle for self-determination and freedom.

MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

witt it

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