Introducing Two New Special Correspondents!

by Latoya Peterson

It is with great pleasure that I am able to introduce you to the two newest additions to the Racialicious team!

Thea Lim

Our first new correspondent is the fabulous Thea Lim, who I shamelessly harassed to write for our blog until she finally gave in and became part of the team!

Thea Lim lives in Toronto where she does communication work for a not-for-profit women’s health advocacy group, and tries to convince people to read her novel, The Same Woman. Her writing has been published by Second Story Press, the Utne Reader, and Canadian Woman Studies/les cahier de la femme and she helped establish the Shameless Magazine blog. In January she is moving to Houston to do her MFA, and she has a soft spot for Ne-Yo.

AJ Plaid

Our second fabulous addition has a very special job. I will expand upon the reason for this in the Editrix Letter, but AJ Plaid has the distinction of being Racialicious’ first Sexual Correspondent.

Andrea (AJ) Plaid runs The Cruel Secretary, where she blogs about race, gender, and sex. She’s also a contributor at Michelle Obama Watch. Sex has served as a leitmotif throughout her life ever since she saw her late father’s porn magazine collection at a young age.

Andrea has written about HPV, African-Americans and vegetarianism, and her hometown’s artist scene for various publications. She’s written reviews about DVDs concerning sex and sexualities for the Library Journal. She has been quoted in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune regarding the decline of the NAACP, African Americans’ protectiveness toward Senator Barack Obama, and the rift between white feminists and feminists of color in defending Michelle Obama against racist and sexist media attacks. Andrea was born, reared, and received her liberal arts degree. concentrating on Women’s Studies, in Ohio. She obtained a master’s degree in librarianship, where she wrote an independent study about founding and maintaining a sex-positive library, in Boston, MA. She currently lives and dances salsa in Brooklyn, NY.

Please help me welcome Thea and Andrea to the team!

About This Blog

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at

The founders of Racialicious are Carmen Sognonvi and Jen Chau. They are no longer with the blog. Carmen now runs Urban Martial Arts with her husband and blogs about local business. Jen can still be found at Swirl or on her personal blog. Please do not send them emails here, they are no longer affiliated with this blog.

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