Community Moderator, Black Girls Create
Nicole (Niq, Niqolas, SIR!, Sis) is a writer, website designer, and community moderator who loves pop culture, critiquing their faves, and gassing up historically excluded creators. You can find them on twitter (@queerspecimen) being a bit much and in various other places doing The Utmost.
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.
Creating community can be difficult but rewarding work, especially when developing spaces for marginalized people. Founders and managers of different online communities come together in this panel to discuss triumphs, pitfalls, and their love of creating community!
A conversation about freelancing with Black women writers who've been there. They'll share their experiences and personal insights, and discussing pitching, being published, and getting paid.
A conversation about personal branding with Black women who have done it. We'll discuss ways creators can establish a presence online — websites, social media, and portfolios — and how they can use social media to build reputation and create connections. Panelists will share their experiences and lessons they learned in building their own brands. We'll also talk about free and low-cost tools for building blogs, creating graphics, and managing your social profiles.