For the past few years I have been fortunate enough to work with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, a group whose mission—among many other things—is to create transparency around the lack of gender parity in the literary landscape and to amplify historically-marginalized voices. The VIDA Count brings together a diverse group of people to highlight gender imbalances in publishing by tallying genre, book reviewers, books reviewed, and journalistic bylines to offer an accurate assessment of the publishing world, while VIDA Review features original interviews, articles, and essays from an intersectional feminist and womanist perspective on the literary world, publishing, education, and the arts. Check out this year’s VIDA Count findings and learn more about VIDA’s ambituous project.
Here are a few examples of some of the work I've done with VIDA:
Keep up with VIDA's current data and check out VIDA's exclusives for additional content from scholars, writers, and editors. We're always looking to include more voices in the conversation, so contact me me if you’re interested in pitching a piece.
Working the VIDA table at AWP 2017