Blogs Organized by Type of Diversity

All of these blogs are for people who value all kinds of diverse representation in all kinds of media. Many of these blog sites are great for people who consume media, while others are great for people who create media, and most serve both. Looking for media featuring black characters, or deaf characters, or nonbinary characters? You may be able to find the right blog here to help recommend books, television, films, games, comics, or other media featuring these characters. Looking for guidance in creating and writing your own diverse characters? Some of these blogs may be helpful for you.

This page organizes blogs by type of diversity (race, sexuality/gender, disability, religion). Unfortunately, diversity in socio-economic background, including representation for people who have experienced poverty or come from a working class background, is rarely addressed. I haven’t yet seen a blog site addressing this topic–if you know differently, please alert me so I can highlight it here.

If you’re looking for intersectional representation, then you’re covered…sort of. On one hand, no, I have not yet come across a blog site centered on a specific intersection of identities for example, I haven’t seen a blog site focused on LGBTQIA+ Latinx characters. But many or most of the blogs that focus on one type of diversity do include the occasional listing of books, films, etc. that cover intersectional diversity. So if you have your heart set on finding LGBTIQA+ Latinx characters, or then try checking out lgbtiqa+ blogs, Latinx blogs, and blogs about racial and ethnic diversity, as well as the blogs that cover all forms of diversity. A similar approach should work for finding media about disabled black lesbian women or whatever intersectionality you’re hoping to find.

Check this other page if you prefer to browse blogs by type of media (books, film, TV, comics, games, etc.).

Note that, although some of these blogs are still very active on a regular basis, some blogs might not be updated anymore. If you need to know, check the date on the most recent few posts at that blog.

Blogs that Cover All Types of Diversity

We Need Diverse Books
http://weneeddiversebooks.tumblr.com/
http://weneeddiversebooks.org
This one is not just a web site or a blog site. It’s an organized campaign involving writers, editors, book sellers, readers, and other stakeholders across the U.S. and around the world. Check their Tumblr site for news, updates, lists of diverse books, etc. Check their main site for information on what people are doing to encourage more writers to write diverse books, more publishers to publish diverse books, and readers to buy and read them.

Lee and Low Books
http://leeandlow.tumblr.com/
Lee and Low Books is a children’s book publisher that specializes in diversity. Publishes picture books, “middle grade” books, and young adult titles.

Never a Single Story
http://neverasinglestory.tumblr.com/
About all kinds of diversity in all kinds of media. You name it, they probably try to be inclusive.  People of color, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTIQA, women, people living in poverty, etc. in computer games, books, TV, movies, dolls, everything.

Character Like Me
http://characterlikeme.tumblr.com/
About all kinds of diversity in all kinds of media. You name it, they probably try to be inclusive.  People of color, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTIQA, women, people living in poverty, etc. in computer games, books, TV, movies, dolls, everything.

All Our Worlds: Diverse Fantastic Fiction
http://doublediamond.net/aow/homepage.php
Database of science fiction and fantasy books that demonstrate diversity in sexuality/gender, race, disability, and other aspects.

Writing in the Margins
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEZcH9XVOsdPyIEVhhLnXw
This web TV channel has short videos about diversity and representation of minorities in media. All videos have closed captions. I didn’t spot any that address disability or class–unless I missed it–but some address racial diversity, some address asexuality or other types of diversity.

Why I Need Diverse Games
http://ineeddivgms.info/
A blog about needing diverse games.

Equality in Games
http://equalityingames.tumblr.com
A Tumblr site that promotes equality and diverse representation in games. A quiet blog last updated in 2015.

Diversity in YA
http://diversityinya.tumblr.com/
About all kinds of diversity in young adult literature.

Fangs for the Fantasy
http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/
Analyzes urban fantasy in books, TV, and films from a social justice perspective, including representation of people of color, LGBTIQA people, and disabled people.

Writing Diversity
http://writingdiversity.tumblr.com/
Writing Diversity is a supportive community for all writers of all levels who want to write diverse stories. “Diverse stories” means stories featuring significant characters who identify as LGBTQ+, are people of color, have disabilities, or are part of any other oppressed and/or underrepresented group. Want to be involved? Tag relevant Tumblr posts with #writingdiversity!

Writing Diverse Stories
http://writingdiversestories-blog.tumblr.com/
Writing advice and resources to help you write stories and characters that are as diverse as the world we live in.

Writing with Diversity
https://diverse-writing.tumblr.com/
A group of diverse teenagers moderate this blog, which answers questions for people who want to include more diverse representation in their writing.

Writing for Diversity
http://writing-for-diversity.tumblr.com/
A collection of resources to help writers include well-rounded disabled, LGBT+, and PoC characters in their writing. General writing tips and ideas too.

But Diversity is Unrealistic
http://butdiversityisunrealistic.tumblr.com
Examples of supposedly “unrealistic” diversity that exist in real life.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Blogs that Cover All Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Writing With Color
http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/
For writers, on how to write characters of color. Everything from how to describe skin color to tropes to avoid.

Rich in Color
http://richincolor.tumblr.com/
http://richincolor.com/
Reading, reviewing, talking about, and otherwise promoting YA fiction starring people of color or written by people of color.

Tu Books
http://tubooks.tumblr.com/
An imprint of Lee and Low books that publishes middle grade and young adult science fiction, fantasy, and mystery with diverse main characters and inspired by non-Western worlds.

Racialicious
http://racialicious.tumblr.com/ 
Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, and no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations.

Racebending
http://racebending.tumblr.com/
An international grassroots organization of media consumers advocating for underrepresented groups in entertainment media and furthering equal opportunities in Hollywood and beyond.

People of Color in European Art History
http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/
Showcase works of art from European history that feature People of Color.

Geeks of Color
http://geeksofcolor.tumblr.com/
Highlights diversity in the geek community; informs, entertains, and interacts in support of diverse comics, writers, characters and more.

Secret Stories Project
http://secrethistoriesproject.tumblr.com/
This blog collects stories, pictures and information about LGBTQ+ people, women and people of colour throughout (mostly) Western history.

Mermaids of Color
http://mermaidsofcolor.tumblr.com/
Pictures, comics, etc. featuring merpeople of color.

Bookendeds
http://bookendeds.tumblr.com/
Reviews of books in particular, but also TV, films, video games etc. featuring diverse characters including people of color, GLBTIQA people, etc. One of the tags is for mental illness, but (as of February 18, 2015) no tags for any other members of the larger disability community.

Fandoms and Feminism
http://fandomsandfeminism.tumblr.com/
As the title says, a bit of both. The FAQ also mentions LGBTQ people and people of color (PoC), but makes no mention of disability or class issues.

Wild Unicorn Herd
http://wildunicornherd.tumblr.com/
On creators of color and characters of color in science fiction. See their list of women of color sci fi writers.

Diverse Comics
http://diversecomics.tumblr.com/
About diverse comics

Black Representation

Nubiamancy
http://nubiamancy.tumblr.com/
Nubiamancy is a social media platform that seeks the best in scifi/fantasy/horror content with a black/African flavour, in order to share it with a larger audience. 

Solarpunk & Afrofuturism
http://solarpunk-afrofuturism.tumblr.com/ 
Solarpunk is science fiction, but conceptualizing a more utopian and eco-friendly future. Afrofuturism consists of sci fi, fantasy, historical fiction, Afrocentrism, and magical realism that examines the present-day realities of people of color as well as their history.

Black SciFi Matters
http://blackscifimatters.tumblr.com/ 
Content related to black people in science fiction.

Black Children’s Books and Authors
http://blackchildrensbooksandauthors.tumblr.com/
I couldn’t find the “about” page for this blog, but judging from the quick glance I took through the archives the title seems quite aptly descriptive. But not just fiction, biographies and such too.

Latinx Representation

Latinxs in Kit Lit
https://latinosinkidlit.com/
Exploring the world of Latinx young adult (YA), Middle Grade (MG), and children’s literature. 

Fuck Yeah Latinx Representation
http://fylatinxrepresentation.tumblr.com/
This blog was launched in April 2014 to spotlight Latina/Latino representation in US media. It intends to focus on TV characters and actors for now, but envisions perhaps some day showcasing Latinx representation in film, literature, and other narrative art.

Asian Representation

Asian YA
http://asianya.tumblr.com/
Promotes young adult books with Asian characters, books written by Asian authors, and books that are both. Highlights upcoming releases as well as backlist books. Strives to help Asian readers who want to find themselves represented in books, as well as shining a spotlight on the rich breadth of cultures that exist in Asia.

Representation for Indigenous Peoples, Native American, First Nations, American Indians

American Indians in Children’s Literature
http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/
http://debbiereese.tumblr.com/
Provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. Note the same author, Debbie Reese, has both a Blogspot and a Tumblr. Debbie Reese is a Pueblo Indian woman.

Disability Representation

Disability in Kid Lit
http://disabilityinkidlit.wordpress.com
http://disabilityinkidlit.tumblr.com
In Twitter: @DisabilityinKidLit
In GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/22364883-disability-in-kidlit
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bout young adult and “middle grades” books featuring characters with disabilities.  (“Young adults” means about ages 12 to 18, “middle grades” means ages 8 to 12). Book reviews and articles at the WordPress blog, book lists and reblogs from other people at the Tumblr blog, links at stuff in their Twitter feed, and long lists of young adult/middle grade books with disabled characters at their page of the GoodReads site.

Disabookability
https://www.facebook.com/groups/213950585448006/
This one is a Facebook group, for people who want to exchange information or chat about books, TV, plays, films etc. featuring characters with disabilities.

Disabled Fantasy
http://disabledfantasy.tumblr.com/
Where disabled people can submit head canons of fantasy stories they wish they could enjoy featuring disabled characters. 

LGBTIQA+ Representation

LGBTIQA+ Books
http://gaybooks.tumblr.com/
This is a blog dedicated to reading and reviewing books containing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual characters. It accepts recommendations for books and encourages discussions on the topics represented in the books.

Writing Beyond the Rainbow
http://writingbeyondtherainbow.com
http://writingbeyondtherainbow.tumblr.com/
Answers questions about writing diversity, with an emphasis on writers who are writing marginalized orientations, gender identity, and intersex (MOGAI) characters. Note that they have both an “official” blog site, and their associated Tumblr site.

Secret Stories Project
http://secrethistoriesproject.tumblr.com/
This blog collects stories, pictures and information about LGBTQ+ people, women and people of colour throughout (mostly) Western history.

Bookendeds
http://bookendeds.tumblr.com/
Reviews of books in particular, but also TV, films, video games etc. featuring diverse characters including people of color, GLBTIQA people, etc. One of the tags is for mental illness, but (as of February 18, 2015) no tags for any other members of the larger disability community.

Bisexual Books
http://bisexual-books.tumblr.com/
Views and reviews on books from multiple genres and for all ages from the bisexual perspective.Be warned this site contains spoilers.

Invisible Bi Characters
http://bi-characters.tumblr.com/
About characters from all sorts of media who are commonly read as gay/straight but who (blogger) has decided are actually bi/pan/queer. Also, bi/pan/queer characters who are often forgotten and ignored by the audience.

Fandoms and Feminism
http://fandomsandfeminism.tumblr.com/
As the title says, a bit of both. The FAQ also mentions LGBTQ people and people of color (PoC), but makes no mention of disability or class issues.

Fuck Yeah, Lesbian Literature (and more)!
http://fuckyeahlesbianliterature.tumblr.com/
As the title says.

Queer Book Club
http://queerbookclub.tumblr.com/
Queer literary news, LGBTQ book lists, etc.

Queer Media Representation
http://queermediarepresentation.tumblr.com/
A blog created to bring together canon LGBTQIA+ characters from TV shows, movies, comic books, novels, video games and more.

Free LGBTQPIA
http://freelgbtqpia.tumblr.com/
A blog of free books, videos, audio posts and links to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, pansexual, intersex and asexual resources.

The Gay YA
http://thegayya.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @TheGayYA
The Gay YA Facebook page
Discussion and blogsite and fansite for LGBTQIA+ characters in Young Adult novels.

Harmony in Ink Press
http://harmonyinkpress.tumblr.com/
Harmony Ink Press, an imprint of Dreamspinner Press, is a publisher of positive LGBTQ+ Young Adult fiction.

Riptide Publishing
http://riptidepublishing.tumblr.com/
RiptidePublishing.com is a boutique publisher of LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica available today.

LGBT-YA
http://lgbt-ya.tumblr.com
Twitter:  @LGBT-YA
Reviews of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young adult novels.

Bi Magazine
http://bimagazine.tumblr.com/
http://bimagazine.org/
Bi Magazine is a global on-line magazine that advocates increased understanding and visibility for bisexuality by providing an outlet for bi-themed art and culture and promoting art, music and literature.

Qomic Book
http://marvel-qomics.tumblr.com/
A blog about Queer representation and visibility in mainstream comic books

Queer Comics Blog
http://queercomicsblog.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @QueerComics
Queer Comics is a community for queer/lgbt creators, fans, and characters in comics.

Queer Superheroes
http://queersuperheroes.tumblr.com/
About LGBT super heroes in the DC and Marvel universes.

Gender Representation (Women, Girls, Transgender, Non-Binary, etc.)

Her Story Arc
http://herstoryarc.com/
Dedicated to finding and praising progressive stories of women and girls in the media. Feminists of all kinds–LGBTQ, POC, environmentalists, differently abled, from any economic/religious background–are welcome here.

Fandoms and Feminism
http://fandomsandfeminism.tumblr.com/
As the title says, a bit of both. The FAQ also mentions LGBTQ people and people of color (PoC), but makes no mention of disability or class issues.

Fuck Yeah, Lesbian Literature (and more)!
http://fuckyeahlesbianliterature.tumblr.com/
As the title says.

Wild Unicorn Herd
http://wildunicornherd.tumblr.com/
On creators of color and characters of color in science fiction. See their list of women of color sci fi writers.

Diverse Comics
http://diversecomics.tumblr.com/
About diverse comics

Writing Blogs (for Writers and Content Creators)

Writing With Color
http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/
For writers, on how to write characters of color. Everything from how to describe skin color to tropes to avoid.

We Need Diverse Books
http://weneeddiversebooks.tumblr.com/
http://weneeddiversebooks.org
This one is not just a web site or a blog site. It’s an organized campaign involving writers, editors, book sellers, readers, and other stakeholders across the U.S. and around the world. Check their Tumblr site for news, updates, lists of diverse books, etc. Check their main site for information on what people are doing to encourage more writers to write diverse books, more publishers to publish diverse books, and readers to buy and read them.

Writing Diversity
http://writingdiversity.tumblr.com/
Writing Diversity is a supportive community for all writers of all levels who want to write diverse stories. “Diverse stories” means stories featuring significant characters who identify as LGBTQ+, are people of color, have disabilities, or are part of any other oppressed and/or underrepresented group. Want to be involved? Tag relevant Tumblr posts with #writingdiversity!

Writing Diverse Stories
http://writingdiversestories-blog.tumblr.com/
Writing advice and resources to help you write stories and characters that are as diverse as the world we live in.

Writing for Diversity
http://writing-for-diversity.tumblr.com/
A collection of resources to help writers include well-rounded disabled, LGBT+, and PoC characters in their writing. General writing tips and ideas too.

Diversity Cross-Check
http://diversitycrosscheck.tumblr.com/
Looking for beta readers, or people from diverse backgrounds who can answer questions? Try Diversity Cross-Check, a blog where people with all kinds of diverse backgrounds have identified themselves as willing to answer questions from writers.

Writing Beyond the Rainbow
http://writingbeyondtherainbow.com
http://writingbeyondtherainbow.tumblr.com/
Answers questions about writing diversity, with an emphasis on writers who are writing marginalized orientations, gender identity, and intersex (MOGAI) characters. Note that they have both an “official” blog site, and their associated Tumblr site.

Writing with Diversity
https://diverse-writing.tumblr.com/
A group of diverse teenagers moderate this blog, which answers questions for people who want to include more diverse representation in their writing.

Master Post: Diversity Articles and Resources for Writers
http://peppermintfeminist.tumblr.com/post/86641754079/master-post-diversity-articles-and-resources-for
Okay, this link is a semi-cheat because it’s not meant to lead you to a single blog about diversity, rather it is a listing of articles and other resources for writers who want to diversify their characters. But if you’re a writer, then it could be a good starting point. Then you can still come back here to find blog sites that will lead you to yet more resources.

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