Hi! I know I already sent an ask explaining this but I know there are people who are confused about the situation in Keene and its relation to Ferguson, so I just wanted to pop in here with a more thorough recounting of the events.
I know girls who spill I’m sorry’s from their mouths like they pump blood
to their veins.
Sometimes, I am one.
I know girls who apologize for asking
to go to the bathroom in class,
who apologize for everything
because they feel like they are taking
up more than their fair share of space
on this planet.
Everything starts with an I’m sorry
and ends with one too,
constant bookends that we don’t
even notice anymore.
We delete her apology the way we
delete likes and ums from speech.
I know girls with ten times more apologies
and I wonder how often they hear
You’re more than okay.
As a part of the month long celebration of women of color in all comics, we’re hosting a Halloween Fanworks Contest for everyone!
This contest has 4 categories: fanfiction, fanart, crafts, and graphics. There are three winners per category. The grand prize, 2nd place prize, and 3rd place prize for all categories are the same, and are as follows: a selection of comics featuring prominent WOC in Marvel and DC for grand prize, art you can commission from 4 artists for 2nd place, and items from etsy/storenvy for 3rd place! 1st and 3rd place prizes will be shipped internationally, 2nd place prize will be digital artwork.
The winners of the WOCtober Fest Halloween Contest will be determined by an online poll where everyone can vote.
Your entry must feature a woman of color in comics.
Your entry must be halloween-related.
You can enter as many times as you want, in the same category or different categories.
The entry you post must be your own work.
One entry cannot be submitted to two categories at once.
Ships are allowed.
This contest ends 5pm EST on October 28th. Entries will not be accepted after this date.
Post your entry or a link to your entry in the #woctober halloween contest tag anytime between now and October 28th.
In the tags, tag the category you’re entering in: #Fanart #Graphics #Fanfiction or #Crafts.
You can describe your entry and the story behind it on your entry post. (not required)
There is no minimum or maximum requirement for any of the categories, but keep in mind that the more effort you put in, the better chance you have of winning!
Feel free to contact lornahs or me if you have any questions. Good luck!
Today is Racist Fuckery (10.20.14): At yesterday’s protest outside the St Louis Rams game, racist fans got rowdy and physical. Who got arrested? Two of the protesters, of course. Mike Brown means we have to fight back. #staywoke