TaLynn Kel is a writer, cosplayer, and podcaster in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about racism, cosplay, interracial relationships, and pop culture fandom through the lens of social justice. She conducts panels on these topics at fandom conventions both in and out of Georgia. Her cosplay and essays have been featured by NBC, Safety Pin Box, Black Girl Nerds, Fabulize Magazine, Ravishly.com, Brit & Co, Huffington Post, and Punk Black.
TaLynn has self-published two essay books, Breaking Normal: Essays about My Fat, Black, Geek Life and Still Breaking Normal: A Fat, Black, Femme, Geek Navigating an Anti-Black World. She currently cohosts the New Wakanda podcast with Sorghum & Spear creator Dedren Sneed and Route 3 creator Robert Jeffrey II. In addition, she works with Kecia Stovall of KYSS Photography to create and produce their web series, Time Out with TaLynn Kel where she interviews Black creators about their projects.
You can find TaLynn’s work on her website, Breaking Normal at www.talynnkel.com. She is also active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube under the handle TaLynnKel.