A breakout Emmy nominee. A Pixar animator and writer. A graphic novelist. A bestselling writer. A groundbreaking poet. Meet these five up-and-coming writers who are pushing the boundaries of writing and bringing new and bold perspectives to the world.
1. Episode: Mike Wu
Pixar animator and children’s book author/illustrator Mike Wu explores the art of juggling the two jobs and persisting in the face of failure.
2. Episode: Vanessa Hua
Bestselling author Vanessa Hua speaks about making the leap to fiction, how she manages to write, and joining a creative community.
3. Episode: Fatimah Asghar
Emmy Award nominee and poet Fatimah Asghar talks about creating the breakout hit "Brown Girls" and making the art she wished she had while growing up as a queer Muslim woman.
4. Episode: Kristen Radtke
Kristen Radtke explores the space between writing and art in her graphic novels, and the anxiety of trying to create, have a life, and balance her job at The Believer.
5. Episode: Safiya Sinclair
Award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair explores the past, the clash between her and her Rastafarian culture, and finding her voice with poetry.