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Welcome to TIARA!

The Inclusive Authors of Romance Association helps support authors in their career aspirations, while also being accepting of and striving to promote diversity in writing.

We’re brand new, and we’re busy behind the scenes building a kick-ass, diverse, supportive writing community in Calgary and beyond.

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BLM Enough is Enough

From Simran Ghuman at LeadNow:

True allyship goes beyond just being a non-racist. To dismantle racism and white supremacy we have to strive to become actively anti-racist. It’s having difficult conversations with your friends and family who express anti-Black sentiments or bias. It’s looking inwards and addressing your own anti-Black racism. It’s writing politicians demanding police accountability. And most importantly, it’s showing up for the Black community, fighting against racism and discrimination wherever it shows up.

Anti-Black Racism Resources:


Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice https://www.whiteaccomplices.org/

Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard https://robynmaynard.com/policing-black-lives/

White fragility by Robin DiAngelo https://robindiangelo.com/

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/536075/the-skin-were-in-by-desmond-cole/9780385686341

Black Life: Post Black Lives Matter and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi https://arpbooks.org/Books/B/BlackLife

Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada edited by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson, and Syrus Marcus Ware https://quillandquire.com/review/until-we-are-free-reflections-on-black-lives-matter-in-canada/

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/

Articles and Other Readings:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor https://bookshelf.ca/product/view/9781728209807

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person https://medschool.duke.edu/sites/medschool.duke.edu/files/field/attachments/explaining_white_privilege_to_a_broke_white_person.pdf

How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-white-parents-can-use-media-to-raise-anti-racist-kids

In Conversation: Desmond Cole and Téa Mutonji https://thewalrus.ca/in-conversation-desmond-cole-and-tea-mutonji/

For additional resources you can check out this curated list here:

Places to Donate:

Black Health Alliance http://blackhealthalliance.ca/get-involved/donate/

In Memory of D’Andre Campbell https://ca.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-d039andre-anthony-campbell

George Floyd Memorial Fund https://ca.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Justice for Regis – Donation https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-regis

Black Lives Matter – Toronto https://blacklivesmatter.ca/

Black Lives Matter – Vancouver https://blacklivesmattervancouver.com/

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