I'm tired of people trying to render us invisible unless they have been given a memo about our existences.
(maerhys feel free to unscreen comments if i dont get to them first.)
eta 1: OMG. People. I mean. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I had to run an errand when I posted this not knowing if it made any sense and if anyone would reply. I came back to my computer to see all these testimonies. Props to all of you dinocorn baddasses. Can someone make me a 'dinocorn badass' icon?
eta 2: You dont have to be a member of deadbrowalking to comment on this post, you just have to want to represent. I guess I'm going to have to open up the community again at some point eventually...
eta 3: if you are native/aboriginal/first nations/ndn please feel free to include a link to the website of your nation(s) with your comment.
eta4: lovely people, can we, um, keep it on topic? "if you identify as a POC/nonwhite person and you read or watch scifi or fantasy, give yourself".... thank you!
eta 5: since the original post, eta 4, and the 900+ comments arent clear enough: Dear white people, please stop trying to post here.
There is a very specific reason that this post is devoted to POC speaking up FOR THEMSELVES. If you feel that compelled to give recognition to those lucky, plucky POC that you know who are interested in genre, you always have the option to post about them in your own journal.
Dont make me devote an entire separate post to this, because the snark will be completely epic. OK?
eta 6: unicorn gear now available at the official herd warehouse: http://www.zazzle.com/unicornherd!!
april 2011 eta 7: the herd call is ongoing. so if you havent already, feel free to join in and represent with your fellow unicorns.