Spotlighting Disabled Black Authors: Sophia Chester Debuts First Book, & Shares Her Plight As a Disabled Black WomanLeave a Comment
For Black History Month, I decided to interview disabled Black author Sophia Chester. You may remember Sophia’s name from last week’s post about disabled Black authors in literature. Sophia is someone I met via Tumblr, and I stumbled upon her book, Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings Of Saturn, on my dashboard late last year. Sophia was so excited that I “fangirled” about her book that I knew that I had to interview her for the RYV! blog.
Sophia’s book is one of many I support because it has a strong Black female character lead, as well as disability representation within it. In my eyes, Sophia knocked it out of the ballpark with the level of diversity that is present in her book. I ardently believe in supporting disabled Black women who are trailblazing empowering paths, and Sophia fits that mold for me.
Sophia was gracious enough to take the time in allowing me to interview her for Black History Month, and to share HERstory with myself and my readers. Her voice and body of work are greatly appreciated and needed, especially for those of us who aspire to become authors and writers.
Without further ado…