We compiled a list of authors who go beyond self-promotion and, we’re sure, will brighten your time lines and make social media a more habitable place.
Nnedi Okorafor is a prolific sci-fi writer and author of the Black Panther: Long Live the King comics series. As a Nigerian American, Okorafor follows and discusses the politics of both countries. Her dedication to social justice on all fronts makes for up-to-date cultural commentary in bite-sized blurbs; in the span of a day, she’s been known to address both the ban of Rafiki—a film about love between two women in Kenya—before its Cannes debut and the ever-changing decisions and policies of the Trump administration.
Author of five novels and one collection of short stories, Rabih Alameddine makes a point to showcase the work of others on his time line in lieu of self promotion. He offers material for creative woolgathering; each day, Alameddine posts a series of paintings, ranging anywhere from five to ten works. His “poem of the day” thread includes all the poems he posted on that day in the past.
Carmen Maria Machado takes our fears and makes them funny. She interacts with the most current memes and political issues, piggybacking off others and turning her own tweets into satire. In addition to her hilarious collection of re twe