Nia King interviews queer and trans artists of color about their lives and their work for her podcast We Want the Airwaves. In 2014, she self-published her first collection of interviews, Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives, with co-editors Jessica Glennon-Zukoff and Terra Mikalson. She self-published Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 2, edited by Elena Rose, in 2016. She is currently working on Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 3. Nia's reporting and comics have appeared at Colorlines.com and the East Bay Express. She received a Best of the East Bay Award in 2016 and was featured in KQED's Bay Brilliant (formerly Women to Watch) series in 2018. (Photo by Jean Melesaine.)
"Fresh-faced author, producer, host, and public speaker Nia King has an eye for promoting inclusivity, visibility, and equality. Her book Queer and Trans Artists of Color includes experiences routinely muffled or erased in mainstream society. King stays true to advocacy by not compromising her identity and welcomes diverse voices, experiences, and opinions."
- For Harriet
"When the apocalypse arrives as revolution or colony collapse, when electricity fizzles and we’re all by the fire trying to rebuild culture, I’ll be glad to have Nia King’s Queer & Trans Artists of Color books nearby. Filled with intelligence and insight, these books offer practical examples of marginalized people creating and transforming culture, making art against the odds."
- Asterix Journal
"Queer and Trans Artists of Color is one of the most informative and inspirational books I’ve read in a long time. It’s like a primer for how to be an effective artist or community worker."
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