Podcast host at Hashtag Ruthless Productions
Jessie Blount is a queer Black woman, an Azula apologist, a Sagittarius, a sci-fi and fantasy nerd, a witch, and an incredible cook. Jessie lives in the post-apocalyptic city of Detroit with her wife, old-lady cat, and a revolving cast of foster kitties. She spends her time telling everyone Octiva Butler was right and collecting mental health memes.
Starting a podcast can seem overwhelming, but it is actually quite manageable! Come to this panel to get tips and tricks on how to start and sustain your podcast.
Find a fan of color and they'll tell you a story of exclusion or an uncomfortable fan experience. Fandom can often be an unwelcoming space to people of marginalized identities. This panel discusses the caveats of trying to make white spaces accessible and welcoming, and when it may be more or equally beneficial to put that energy into creating new and inclusive spaces for fans to commune and nerd out.