Cosplaying While Black: Not Your "Black Faye Valentine"
For Women Write About Comics' July cosplay series, I wrote an article about the additional barriers black cosplayers face. I examine how a lack of diversity in characater creation and the people employed in the film and TV industries limits the number of POC characters to begin with, so when people see POC cosplayers dressed up as characters with lighter complexions, a lot of white privilege shows through in comments directed at POC cosplayers. Read more at
http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2015/07/08/cosplaying-while-black-not-your-black-faye-valentine/ and definitely check out the other articles on Women Write About Comics!