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Maryum Styles (She/Her)

Maryum Styles (She/Her)

    Professional napper who does software engineering on the side. Love Austen fanfic and content. Based in the Bay Area.

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Redefining Historical Fiction & Romance Representation Ourselves

    Despite the popularity of Bridgerton and other historical and romance fiction on the page and on the screen, there is still a considerable gap of representation of Black fans and creatives in the conversation to move the genre forward. Even though many Black creatives have paved the way to represent themselves in these genres, there are still people who question the "historical accuracy" or "realisticness" of Black historical fiction and romance. Join BGC community members and historical fiction author Kaia Alderson for a discussion on finding community with fellow Black fans and sharing their favorite historical and romantic fiction as well as their own creative endeavors!