- — Demelza Griffiths (@demelzagriff95)Wed, May 18 2016 21:21:18
- — Read Diverse Books (@_diversebooks)Wed, May 18 2016 21:23:27This is exactly why I am so passionate & sometimes divisive. My voice needs to be bold for other ppl to follow. https://twitter.com/demelzagriff95/status/733044819048706049 …
- — Read Diverse Books (@_diversebooks)Wed, May 18 2016 21:29:11Great idea. Bloggers who are passionate about developing diverse reading habits, come forward! #DiverseBookBloggers https://twitter.com/demelzagriff95/status/733046404822749187 …
- — Demelza Griffiths (@demelzagriff95)Wed, May 18 2016 21:30:04
- — WeNeedDiverseBooks (@diversebooks)Wed, May 18 2016 21:36:21Yes! We need diverse book bloggers! Bloggers are an amazing force in sharing book love. https://twitter.com/demelzagriff95/status/733047023612637186 …
- — IfyoucanreadthisBina (@Bina_ReadThis)Wed, May 18 2016 21:41:00Here we come!! #DiverseBookBloggers will be epic! #socialjustice #browngirlblogging https://twitter.com/diversebooks/status/733048605032906753 …
- Learn more about the #DiverseBookBloggers hashtag through these tweets. Follow the hashtag on Twitter, and support the blogs created by members of this community.
- — More Alive Than Not (@epicbooklover)Thu, May 19 2016 03:11:01All this to say, don't underestimate the power of a friend, of a fellow, amidst a majority. Support #DiverseBookBloggers (6/?)
- — Tika (@astoldbyfANGIRL)Thu, May 19 2016 03:12:16Scrolling through the #diversebookbloggers tag and finding so many POC to follow makes me happy. More blog hopping tomorrow I guess 😂🙌
- — Demelza Griffiths (@demelzagriff95)Thu, May 19 2016 08:39:52#DiverseBookBloggers supports under-represented bloggers & writers. Whether you're a PoC, LGBTUA+, disabled or an ally - join the community
- — Read Diverse Books (@_diversebooks)Thu, May 19 2016 15:03:58
- — Whitney (@BBandGT)Thu, May 19 2016 15:20:00A1: #DiverseBookBloggers force publishers and others to understand that there IS a market for real and honest depictions of diversity in lit
- — Mint & Ink Book Blog (@mintandink)Thu, May 19 2016 15:20:54Allies can contribute, but marginalized writers/creators should be at the forefront of these fights. #DiverseBookBloggers
- — Read Diverse Books (@_diversebooks)Thu, May 19 2016 15:25:00We need #DiverseBookBloggers because the book blogging community shouldn't be a homogeneous echo chamber.
- — Read Diverse Books (@_diversebooks)Thu, May 19 2016 15:27:45A2: We need #DiverseBookBloggers to inspire EVERYONE to develop more diverse reading habits. Reading 90%+ straight/white authors is not OK.
- — Whitney (@BBandGT)Thu, May 19 2016 15:28:50A2: because #diversebookbloggers pressure publishers to do right by diverse audiences in ways that others can't https://twitter.com/_diversebooks/status/733317304092483590 …
- — Joséphine (@wordrevel)Thu, May 19 2016 15:29:27A2. Greater visibility of #DiverseBookBloggers who also seek out diverse books will hopefully encourage more publishers to fill that void.
- — Quality Fangirls (@QualityFangirls)Thu, May 19 2016 15:32:20A2: More #DiverseBookBloggers leads to more diverse books, more representation, and gets rid of the idea that straight/white is the default.
- — Joséphine (@wordrevel)Thu, May 19 2016 15:32:46This is why #DiverseBookBloggers need more visibility — to ensure tomorrow's children don't find that same alienation in literature.
- — Renae (@LadyShakesbear)Thu, May 19 2016 15:34:41A2. #DiverseBookBloggers remind people / show pubs that multiple experiences & perspectives are valid and worthwhile. There is no universal.
#DiverseBookBloggers: From a Hashtag to a Community
A conversation between @demelzagriff95 and @_diversebooks resulted in the creation of the #DiverseBookBloggers hashtag. Since May 17, the hashtag has exploded, resulting in more than 1,000 tweets from a wide variety of bloggers and Twitter users. This is just the beginning of the hashtag's impact.