Sofia Samatar is a fantasy writer of (partly) Somali descent, whose first novel has just won the prestigious World Fantasy Award.
This week, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Diane Humetewa to Arizona's federal court bench. Diane Humetewa is the first Native American Woman to ever be appointed as a federal judge in the history of the United States.
Autostraddle has an amazing article on (mostly queer) women of color, including Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Gloria Anzaldua, and Janet Mock. I'm especially loving the introduction to Alma Lopez (above):