I regularly have a ridiculous number of tabs open in my browser (that little image is what it looks like right now). A few stay open all the time (my teux-deux list, my email, tweetdeck, and my RSS reader). Everything else is temporary. But temporary can mean open for months and months depending. Some tabs are things I want to read or watch. Some are things I want to share or write about. Others are things I need to hang on to until I can take care of something. That might mean talk to my husband or daughters about it, decide if it is something I want to/can do, etc.
The open tabs that I want to share I’m working on sharing here. I did it about a week ago and I’d like to do it regularly. However, after posting that last one I realized I had shared pieces from three white men and one white woman.
Is that a sign that I’m not reading widely enough? Probably.
Is that a sign that I’m not paying enough attention and therefore connecting enough to writers of color that I am reading? Probably.
Are there factors that mean more white men are writing regularly? Possibly.
I’ve made a conscious effort to have the people I read consistently on twitter be a diverse group, in many ways. I read educators and noneducators. I read people who teach at all levels from pre-K through higher ed. I read men, women, and non-binary folk. I read people who live in different places in the U.S. and around the world. I read people of different races and ethnicities. It’s far from perfect, but I’ve been more consciously thoughtful about my twitter feed than I have my RSS feed.
Who are you reading that I should be reading?