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40 Women to Watch 2019: Taneka Stotts is a writer, editor, and publisher of beautifully crafted queer webcomics

Taneka Stotts

Taneka Stotts is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Taneka Stotts is a comic writer, editor, and publisher known for her webcomics Full Circle, Love Circuits, and the Eiser-nominated comic Deja Brew.

Taneka is passionate about creating spaces for marginalized individuals. Taneka has edited and compiled the Elements and Beyond series (both of which have gone on to win awards) to elevate people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. Taneka is here to challenge the notion that diverse stories aren’t profitable. Taneka believes it is integral to create stories that speak to lived experiences; she’s challenging the comic industry to address its racist, misogynist and homophobic tropes.

Taneka is currently working on KINGMAKER! a new visual novel.