LaShawn W. Wanak

LaShawn M. Wanak is an African American speculative writer living in Wisconsin with her husband and son. Her fiction and essays have been published in Tor.com, Fireside Magazine, FIYAH, and many others. She reviews books for Lightspeed Magazine and is a graduate of Viable Paradise. Writing stories keeps her sane. Also, pie.
The Power of Anger, Acceptance, and Affirmation in Dirty Computer

The Power of Anger, Acceptance, and Affirmation in Dirty Computer

Today’s black artists have come to the realization that as long as they keep singing happy songs, the masses would be happy. To speak out against sexual harassment, police brutality, gun shootings, is too much out of line. “Entertain us,” the masses say. “You’re supposed to make us feel good. You’re supposed to make us happy. That’s what we pay you to do.”