Mary Robinette Kowal

SF author & professional puppeteer


Belle (2013) dir. Amma Asante

I don’t think you guys know just how powerful this scene was. Literally when I was in the audience I could just see a lot of the women of color affected by this scene. A lot of us have gone through this self denial and self hate through the effects of white beauty standards and beliefs forced down our throats.This was the first time I had ever seen something that I had personally felt before portrayed on the screen and it put tears in my eyes.  If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it. It’s out on dvd/bluray/streaming

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My Hugo acceptance speech plus thoughts on what it’s like to be given one.

My Hugo acceptance speech plus thoughts on what it’s like to be given one.

I am slightly calmer now, although I do keep looking over at the Hugo to make certain it is real.  There are three questions people kept asking me after the Hugos.

  1. Who did your hair? – Dolly and Rhonda who were amazing and wonderful.
  2. Did you write the lyrics to the Retro Hugos song? – No. Those were written by the very clever Mark Osier and sung to the tune of “Anything Goes.”
  3. What does it feel…

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Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

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History is repeating in Ferguson - Here, have some sources.

History is repeating in Ferguson – Here, have some sources.

anti-Negro propagandaIn May of 1919, W. E. B. Du Bois published an essay called, “Returning Soldiers.”

We return from the slavery of uniform which the world’s madness demanded us to don to the freedom of civil garb. We stand again to look America squarely in the face and call a spade a spade. We sing: This country of ours, despite all its better souls have done and dreamed, is yet a shameful land….

We return.

We ret…

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