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Patricia Elzie-Tuttle

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Patricia Elzie-Tuttle is a writer, podcaster, librarian, and information fanatic who appreciates potatoes in every single one of their beautiful iterations. Patricia earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and Musical Theatre from the University of Southern California and an MLIS from San Jose State University. Her weekly newsletter, Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice offers self-improvement and mental health advice, essays, and resources that pull from her experience as a queer, Black, & Filipina person existing in the world. She is also doing the same on the Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice Podcast. More of her written work can also be found in Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen, and, if you’re feeling spicy, in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Patricia has been a Book Riot contributor since 2016 and is currently co-host of the All the Books! podcast and one of the weekly writers of the Read This Book newsletter. She lives in Oakland, CA on unceded Ohlone land with her wife and a positively alarming amount of books. Find her on her Instagram, Bluesky, and LinkTree.

The #28DaysofBlackCosplay hashtag has become one of my favorite ways of celebrating Black History Month. I love being a blerd (black nerd) and I love seeing other blerds represent their creativity and passion through cosplay. I highly recommend you check out the hashtag yourself on Twitter because I can’t possibly include all the awesomeness in this one post. Here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks:

This crossplay of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is so incredibly fierce:

Okay so this doesn’t have the #28DaysofBlackCosplay hashtag but I just gotta include black Hermione Granger:

I admit, I’ve fallen out of love with Rat Queens but Dee always holds a special place in my heart:

This Missandei from Game of Thrones is A+:

This right here has convinced me that I need some Steven Universe in my life:

You cannot mention black cosplay and not make note of Black Panther and Storm:

Or Miles Morales, for that matter:

Everybody sleeps on Disney’s version of Esmeralda and they shouldn’t:

I am here for every version of Lady Loki forever and always:

Love this shot of Green Lantern:


Catwoman forever. For. Ev. Er.

This old school Luke Cage is killing me:

Honestly, I think this Doc McStuffins wins the whole month: