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Bookmark this! 10 Resources for Underrepresented Creatives

As my mother always says, "No knowledge is a waste." Maybe this is why I always archive information for safe keeping. Instead of keeping all the knowledge to myself, I thought it would be nice to start off the year by sharing some noteworthy databases and resources I've come across over the past couple of years with you. I hope that you find some use from this data dump and that it empowers you to pursue your goals wholeheartedly this year. Enjoy!

(Note: The images below are hyperlinked to take you directly to each resource.)


Writers of Color

Don't ever open your mouth and say that you couldn't find a writer of color for your publication because there is literally a database of them now. Also, follow Writers of Color on Twitter for job opportunities for, you guessed it, writers of color.   

Don't ever open your mouth and say that you couldn't find a writer of color for your publication because there is literally a database of them now. Also, follow Writers of Color on Twitter for job opportunities for, you guessed it, writers of color. 

 

Alternating Current

This website shares a wealth of micro-grants for marginalized and underrepresented writers to receive funding for their talent.   

This website shares a wealth of micro-grants for marginalized and underrepresented writers to receive funding for their talent. 

 

Backing Black Business

Black Lives Matter recently launched the Beta version of BackingBlackBusiness.com, a website created in partnership with J. Walter Thompson to make it easier to find and support black-owned businesses.   

Black Lives Matter recently launched the Beta version of BackingBlackBusiness.com, a website created in partnership with J. Walter Thompson to make it easier to find and support black-owned businesses. 

 

Flaticon

Need a vector icon for a project or presentation? Look no further than this free database.   

Need a vector icon for a project or presentation? Look no further than this free database. 

 

FindLectures

FindLectures pulls together the best lectures and talks from available online from places such as TalksatGoogle, Oxford University, and The Moth into a searchable database that allows you to learn about a variety of subjects.   

FindLectures pulls together the best lectures and talks from available online from places such as TalksatGoogle, Oxford University, and The Moth into a searchable database that allows you to learn about a variety of subjects. 

 

Women Who Draw

I also don't want anyone opening their mouth about not being able to find a female illustrator to collaborate with because here they are.  

I also don't want anyone opening their mouth about not being able to find a female illustrator to collaborate with because here they are.

 

Podcasts in Color

It's time to add some new podcasts to your queue. Thank me later.  

It's time to add some new podcasts to your queue. Thank me later.

 

Grow Her Business

A selection of business resources for female entrepreneurs.  

A selection of business resources for female entrepreneurs.

 

Good For POC

  The description above says it all. Walk the talk behind corporate diversity, companies.   

 

The description above says it all. Walk the talk behind corporate diversity, companies. 

 

Yes, Equal

No more all-male panels at conferences. Find qualified female speakers to add a fresh perspective to your line-up.   

No more all-male panels at conferences. Find qualified female speakers to add a fresh perspective to your line-up. 

 

Plus, one more!

Freelance ain't free. Get paid, y'all. 

Freelance ain't free. Get paid, y'all.