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Nia King's trying to figure out if it's possible for queer and trans artists of color to make a living off their creative and intellectual labor. In this podcast, she seeks advice from cultural workers who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values. Find more episodes at Logo by Joamette Gil. (Photo of Nia interviewing Gabby Rivera by Tecpatl DeSequoia.)

Mar 12, 2013

Award-winning author. Sex educator. Radio host. What hasn't this woman done? In this episode, Nia sits down with Virgie Tovar, editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion to find out what makes her tick, how she got her big break, and what advice she has for up and coming writers of color, both inside the academy and out.


Highlights of this interview include:

- how to turn a flirting workshop into a book deal,

- why grad school makes women of color feel like they're losing their minds,

- and what sex work can teach you about business.


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