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Shai Fenwick was born in Trinidad and Tobago to two economists who spoke nine languages between them, which is probably why she spent most of her time reading quietly as a child. She has worked in journalism all over. She has served on the board of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and the steering committee for Take Root Conference on Red State Reproductive Justice. She is a founding board member, and still serves on the board of the Future Society of Central Oklahoma, and is hotel liaison for SoonerCon. She is pursuing her PhD and is a founding partner of Cobalt Prairie Consulting, LLC in Norman. A fierce advocate for education and reproductive justice, Shai is wife to Ben Fenwick, and adoptive mom to many furbabies, plants, and wayward students. Her favorite hobby, in addition to consuming and making stories, gardening, cooking, singing, sewing, and kayaking … is sleeping.
Maleficent, Elphaba, Ursula, and other witchy women who won't stay where we put them. Panelists dissect the characterizations of complex women in SF storytelling, how they are written well or written poorly. How do these characterizations of women compare to real-life portrayals of women in media?