Blogs Organized by Type of Media

Check this other page if you prefer to browse blogs organized by type of diversity. Or find blogs for writers here. Feel weird or misunderstood because you care about finding characters like you? Check out Blog Posts About Why Representation Matters and you’ll feel less alone.

Blogs that Cover All Types of Media

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The only tags that cover any portion of the disability community (as of April 2017) are tags for mental illness, chronic illness, and degenerative diseases.

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.

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.

Celebrating Representation in Every Form
https://representativecharacters.tumblr.com/
Accepts submissions of all kinds of characters who provide all kinds of diverse representation, whether lgbtiqa+ rep, disability rep, PoC rep, religious rep, etc. Canon representation only, no headcanons. Covers many kinds of media (movies, TV, books, etc.)

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.

Representation Matters
https://media-representation.tumblr.com/
LGBT+ representation, women’s representation, POC representation, etc. And recommendations of media with good representation.

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Blogs Specializing in A Specific Genre

Side Note: So far, most of the blogs I’ve seen focused on a specific genre seem to be focused on sci fi, fantasy, and horror. But that might be partly because I’m into sci fi and fantasy, so I pay attention more to these fandoms. I would be quite happy to add links for blogs about diverse representation in mystery, romance, comedy, or whatever other genres.

Fantasy of Color
http://fantasyofcolor.tumblr.com/
This blog is a collection of art, photos and stories of people of color in fantasy, urban fantasy, and steampunk settings. They’re also working to build up a list of book and comic recommendations.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. However, a keyword search for “disability” does raise a few hits.

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Books

You’ll notice that many of these blogs focus on children’s, “middle grades” (ages 8 or 9 to 12), and “young adult” (ages 12 to 18) literature. That may be partly because the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, and the We Need Diverse Books organization that emerged out of that movement, was originally driven by writers and publishers in the children and teen literature fields. If you’re an adult–well, some blogs may cover books for all ages, so if it’s not clear from the description given below what age range the blog is for, try exploring the blog to find out. Also, don’t be too quick to dismiss “young adult” books, or even some of the “middle grade” books. Many of these books have memorable characters and engaging storylines. In other words, the same elements that make for good fiction for adults.

LGBTQ Reads
https://lgbtqreads.tumblr.com/
Shares recommendations for books with lgbtq+ characters. The slogan says, “Queering up your shelves one recommendation at a time!”

Fantasy of Color
http://fantasyofcolor.tumblr.com/
This blog is a collection of art, photos and stories of people of color in fantasy, urban fantasy, and steampunk settings. They’re also working to build up a list of book and comic recommendations.

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.

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

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
About 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dose of Diverse Literature
http://doseofdiverselit.tumblr.com/
Your (not necessarily daily) dose of easily accessible – i.e, free and online – diverse literature (poetry and prose).

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

Neurodivergent Representation in Media
http://neurodivergent-media.tumblr.com/
Reviews neurodivergent representation in the media, with a focus on TV shows, movies and documentaries, video games, and books.

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Book Publishers Specializing in Diverse Representation

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.

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.

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.

Gallaudet University Press
http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/
The mission of the GU Press is to disseminate knowledge about deaf and hard of hearing people, their languages, their communities, their history, and their education through print and electronic media.

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Comics

LGBT+ in Comics
http://lgbtincomics.tumblr.com/
Dedicated to LGBT+ characters in comic books and their adaptations. Tracking #lgbtincomics. 

Fantasy of Color
http://fantasyofcolor.tumblr.com/
This blog is a collection of art, photos and stories of people of color in fantasy, urban fantasy, and steampunk settings. They’re also working to build up a list of book and comic recommendations.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Black Super Hero Squad
http://blacksuperherosquad.tumblr.com/
Black superheros, mainly focused on comics but with an occasional look at films based on the comics and other media.

Disabled Comics Characters
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1drBiVNhRcsh5mHaQVGKa4b59sndjXBQa-U6pkb544F4/edit#gid=8506866
Okay, technically this one is not actually a blog site. What it is, is an informal collaborative work in progress in which comics fans are creating a list of all the named disabled characters they know in comics. It uses google documents, set up to enable basically anyone to edit this work–including you, if you know of any information that belongs. When you go to the link, you’ll first find instructions for what type of information belongs (or doesn’t belong) in which columns. At the bottom of the page, you will also find tabs for the other two pages in the excel sheet. One is for the FAQ (frequently asked questions, with their answers), and the other is “the list” where you will find more than 140 disabled comics characters listed, with information on what disability they have and in which comic book series they appear.

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Television (Including Web Television)

Looking for Some Positive Representation
http://pass-the-bechdel.tumblr.com/
In which the blogger watches television shows and writes posts about whether or not each episode passes the Bechdel test, along with other observations on the quality of female representation and the overall quality of the episodes. Some of the shows reviewed include Teen Wolf, Nikita, Sherlock, Farscape, The Librarians, Killjoys, and others.

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.

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 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.

POC Representation on Netflix
http://peopleofcolornetflix.tumblr.com/
Focuses on people of color in Netflix shows and its other content, with emphasis on OITNB, Netflix MCU, Sense8, The Get Down, Marco Polo, among others.

Neurodivergent Representation in Media
http://neurodivergent-media.tumblr.com/
Reviews neurodivergent representation in the media, with a focus on TV shows, movies and documentaries, video games, and books.

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Films

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.

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.

Neurodivergent Representation in Media
http://neurodivergent-media.tumblr.com/
Reviews neurodivergent representation in the media, with a focus on TV shows, movies and documentaries, video games, and books.

Revolutionary Movies
https://diversemovies.tumblr.com/
Showcasing films with diversity in front of and behind the camera. I couldn’t find an “about” page, but this blog seems to be mostly focused on people of color, with the occasional reference to other types of diversity.

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Games

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.

Neurodivergent Representation in Media
http://neurodivergent-media.tumblr.com/
Reviews neurodivergent representation in the media, with a focus on TV shows, movies and documentaries, video games, and books.

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Visual Arts

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

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

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.

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Fanfiction, Fanart, and Headcanons

The Zero Room
http://thezeroroom.tumblr.com/
For all of your neurodivergent and/or chronic illness doctor who headcannons.

Disabled Harry Potter
http://disabledharrypotter.tumblr.com/
This is blog for neurodivergent, chronic illness, and disabled harry potter headcanons.

LGBTQ+ Doctor Who Headcanons
http://doctorlgbtq.tumblr.com/
Queer Doctor Who headcanons.

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

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

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Diverse Representation in History

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

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.

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Magazines

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.

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