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Woke up so ready to get back to writing! I’m definitively finishing this sub-section today, but I would be thrilled to make major progress into the next sub-section too. Knowing how long this main body section (with 3 sub-sections) will be helps figure out the shape of the rest.
Current shape of the chapter is a beefy intro, a big body section with 3 sub-sections & then either a smaller section then a conclusion, or I move the ideas for that smaller section into the book conclusion & go straight into the chapter conclusion when I finish this section.
A lot of folks who have read my first book, #BodymindsReimagined, have commented on how clearly organized/presented the writing & argument is in it. That’s meaningful to me bc I spend A LOT of time working on chapter structure. The order & style of presenting an argument matters!
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Wow yall. It’s 2pm and I’ve finished all my work #goals. I guess I’ll start parking for my trip and maybe like, read for pleasure?
Excitingly, finishing revisions on this chapter today means I am halfway done with my second book manuscript! I now am VERY excited to turn my attention to reading & analyzing the interviews I’ve been doing with black disabled activists the past two months.
While I love #BodymindsReimagined, this next book feels urgent & important in ways I can’t really articulate now (but hope to do so in the intro). I am honored that several black disabled activists I respect have taken time to speak to me & have trusted me to represent them well.
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New amazing #bookreview! Writing in Science Fiction Studies, race & sf scholar @3Isiah calls #BodymindsReimagined a "truly groundbreaking book" & asserts "All libraries should stock this book on their shelves." 😍🤩🥳…
You still have until Oct 21 to get #BodymindsReimagined half off during @DukePress’s fall sale using code FALL50! #booksale…
Plus you gotta love a press that so fully supports its authors. My editor @lizault mentions #twerkwithlizzo in her recommendations of books to buy during the sale! 😆…
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New #review of #BodymindsReimagined by @DrVKPatton is out in Modern Fiction Studies! Patton concludes “Schalk’s bridging of black
feminist theory and disability studies will have a long-lasting impact” 🥰 #bookreview
As always, Bodyminds Reimagined is available for purchase from all major booksellers as well as directly from @DukePress. Use code E18BODYM for 30% off the paperback when you buy from Duke! #buybooks #citeblackwomen…
I’ll also be taking about the book this Friday night at @nyuniversity with @cdsNYU! #booktalk #nyu #authorsigning…
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Woke up to a Google alert about this new review of #BodymindsReimagined in American Literary History by Rebecca Wanzo (@rawreader) & I am just so honored & amazed.

I’ll share my favorite quotes below! Happy to send folks a copy who don’t have access!…
“Schalk offers the most paradigm-shifting challenge to what is speakable and unspeakable: the problem of linking blackness with disability and how to reframe our treatment of these categories”

“The issue of pleasure is one of the most radical interventions of the book, thus modeling a new ideal of what the nexus of race and the speculative genre can do.” (And shout out to @adriennemaree, @WalidahImarisha & @OctaviasBrood) #pleasureactivism
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Good morning bbs. We are so close to the weekend! Today I’m attending a protest & having lunch with a colleague so my work #goals are minimal:
-Complete reverse outline process to re-organize my book chapter

Don’t know what a reverse outline is? Ooh baby are you in for a treat!
Thread on #writing & #revision: A reverse outline is a way to see the structure of what you’ve written in a draft in order to reorganize it. You start by marking up a pdf or print copy of your draft & numbering every paragraph. My book chap has 33 paragraphs.
Once you’ve numbered, make a list from 1 to whatever number of paragraphs you have. Re-read each paragraph & write a short summary (a phrase, not even a sentence) describing what each paragraph is about or doing.
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A5 Afrofuturism writes black folks & other marginalized groups into the future. In my book I argue black women writers of speculative fiction reimagine the meaning of the term disability, esp in relationship to race & gender. #AAUWAsks
A5 #AAUWAsks For instance, in @OctaviaEButler’s Kindred, Dana’s lost arm is the result of time travel, but her amputation (as well as her scarred back) also remind us of the disabling effect of anti-black violence in the antebellum period...& suggests we can’t escape that legacy.
A5 #AAUWAsks Other examples include thinking about how technology is developed, for what purpose & for whom? Who benefits & who does not? Afrofuturism forces us to think about racial & other power dynamics of future tech, esp medical tech. That’s ultimately about (dis)ability.
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Ooh bbs it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! Are you glad I was born? Do you appreciate what I put out in the world? Then here are five ways you can help me celebrate!
1. If you haven’t yet bought my book, buy my book!!! #BodymindsReimagined is an accessible, critical text on how black women’s speculative fiction represents #disability, #race & #gender. You can buy it 30% off from @DukePress using code E18BODYM.…
2. Already have my book? You can buy a copy for a friend!
3. Already read my book? You can leave me a five star birthday review on Goodreads (…) & Amazon (…)
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We’re less than 2 months away from the 1st birthday of #BodymindsReimagined. Right now the book has a 4.75 rating on @goodreads & 5 stars on @amazon. I would love to see a few more reviews up in the next month. If you’re read it & loved it, please submit a review!
Ugh if *you’ve* read it. This new phone and me are having issues.
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Can I instead write an article about how the concept of guilty pleasures in based in classism, racism, & sexism instead? Because “low brow” often means poor/working class, racialized or feminized things? How bout that article?

#AcademicTwitter #Elitism
Further, half the things people are replying about—sci-fi (my own research), reality TV & gaming—are things people do actual real research on already.
I also feel like this article concept is another way of performing that academics can’t embrace pleasure, that work can not be pleasurable. I say fuck that and read @adriennemaree’s new book Pleasure Activism next month when it drops.
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Alright yall, #2019 is the year I speak more things into existence, so I’m just gonna say it: @HugoAwards nominations are open. My book #BodymindsReimagined is eligible for Best Related Work as an academic work on speculative fiction. Praying someone who can nominate sees this.
#BodymindsReimagined is an accessible academic text from @DukePress on (dis)ability, race & gender in black women’s speculative fiction like that of @OctaviaEButler, @nkjemisin & @Nalo_Hopkinson. Twitter, do your thing & bring me a #Hugo nomination for Best Related Work. 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾
Need more evidence? Here’s an unsolicited @goodreads review in which the person says they got a date after telling someone about my book. So I’m not saying reading & nominating #BodymindsReimagined will get you dates but I’m not saying that’s NOT what will happen either...
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I’ve nearly doubled my followers recently so for everyone who’s new to me: Hello! Welcome! I’m a fat black queer femme nondisabled cis woman, an academic & a writer. Here’s what you’ll generally see from me on Twitter:
-Lots of racial, #gender, #sexuality & #disability justice stuff
-Updates on my lecture travel schedule (aka where to see me speak)
-Promotion of my book #BodymindsReimagined (@dukeup 2018) & other things I write
-My daily work #goals during the semester
-Thoughts on #teaching in #highered
-Appreciation for @Beyonce, @JanelleMonae, @rgay, @nicolebyer & other fabulous #blackwomen
-#Clapbacks at randomly selected folks who come for me when I’m in no mood
-Occasional rants or outfit pics
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