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Karama Horne (@theblerdgurl”) is a freelance culture journalist and content creator parked at the intersection of geekdom and diversity. Founder of theblerdgurl™ brand, Karama is recognized throughout genre entertainment as an authority on geekdom, inclusion and the large often misrepresented niche fandom of Black nerds or #blerds. Karama has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle and Black Enterprise and has bylines at Marvel.com, Rotten Tomatoes, NERDIST, SYFYWIRE and The Wrap.
As a writer, Karama has penned chapters in Dark Horse Comics Anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons", Marvel Comics "Marvel’s Voices Legacy" and her first full novel, set in the world of the Black Panther Universe, "Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training Manual for the Dora Milaje", hits bookshelves Fall of 2022.
Most recently, Karama hosted the Star Trek: Discovery Live Stage at New York Comic Con 2021. As a host and producer, Karama has been featured on Nickelodeon, Fandango, FUNimation, SkyboundXpo,SAn Diego comic Con and red carpets across the country. You can find Karama every week on her podcast theblerdgurl.
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What I Do
I regularly speak at colleges and conventions about everything from Diversity in Pop Culture, to Marginalized Voices in Comics Geek Journalism. If your university, trade show or program is looking for pop-culture programming, let's talk!
With over 36K followers on twitter and over 12K on Instagram, theblerdgurl brand has a strong voice in the geek community. I regularly work with brands in the geek space who are looking to promote products and events to a more diverse audience in an authentic way.
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