Love's Not Colorblind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities
The issues that make monogamous dating daunting for people of color—shaming and exclusion by white partners, being fetishized, having realities of everyday racism ignored—occur in polyamorous relationships too, and trying "not to see race" only makes it worse. To make polyamorous communities inclusive, we must all acknowledge our part in perpetuating racism and listen to people of color. Love's Not Color Blind puts forward the framework—through research, anecdotal testimony, and analogy—for understanding, identifying, and confronting racism within polyamorous communities.
For Hire: Operator
It's a world like our own, but the emergence of superhumans has created shifts in culture that play out in changes both subtle and monumental.Those who share their abilities with the world do so for a price: either as superheroes, public-facing protectors; or as operators, who work from the shadows. They are...For Hire. The divide between superhero and operator has never been so blatant as in the relationship between Sana Parker and Marcella McKenzie. These high school sweethearts used their combined talents to create technology that put them toe to toe with the best superheroes in the game. For Marcella, now known publicly as Double M, fame and fortune are tools to create a better world. For Sana, the freedom of being an operator suits her, and she can be contacted for everything from stakeouts to assassinations under the name JC. When Sana takes a contract from her favorite client, she has no idea this will put her in direct opposition to her love. With old friends and new threats in the mix, Sana must reconcile her past, battle for a better future...and hope that Double M doesn't come for her in the meantime.
For Hire: Audition
It’s a world like our own, but the emergence of superhumans has created shifts in culture that play out in changes both subtle and monumental. Those who share their abilities with the world do so for a price: either as superheroes, public-facing protectors; or as operators, who work from the shadows. They are...For Hire.Vanessa and B-Girl are two superhumans whose lives didn't go quite as planned. While Vanessa can process numbers as fast as a calculator, she'd trade all of her powers for a dream career that already left her behind. Now she's stuck making coffee for a boss who's desperate to underpay her. B-Girl is a veteran superhero with a career that never got off the ground, a broken marriage, and a pile of debts to pay. When she discovers that Vanessa's talents aren't limited to making her daily latte, she enlists the barista in a plan that could make them both rich. They'll just need to bend the rules a little...