These are guests from our first event. Stay tuned for Resistance Con 2.0!

Krista Bremer
Krista Bremer is an American author whose award-winning essays have appeared in national and international magazines and news outlets including The New York Times Magazine,  O: The Oprah Magazine, CNN, MSN, MORE, The Sun, and The Sunday Times (London). Her book, A Tender Struggle, was published by Algonquin Books. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, and she has appeared in the PBS series Arab American Stories.  She has also participated in a debate at the Cambridge Union, and her work has been translated and reprinted all over the world.

Jaki Shelton Green
Jaki Shelton Green, 2016 Lenoir-Rhyne University Writer-in-Residence. Duke University Center for Documentary Studies Instructor. Ephesus School 2016-2017 Poet in Residence. 2016-2017 Duke University Teaching for Equity Fellow. 2017 Alhambra Center for Culture and Thought, Marrakech, Morocco. 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate, and 2003 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature (among many other awards).

Melody Moezzi
Melody Moezzi‘s latest book is the critically acclaimed memoir Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life. Her first book, War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, earned her a Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Honorable Mention. As a mental health advocate and suicide survivor, she speaks about both struggling and thriving with mental illness. As an activist, she speaks out against Islamophobia, sexism, racism, homophobia, ablism, and sanism. As an attorney, she speaks about improving mental health for lawyers and defeating stigma and discrimination within the legal profession.

Jeremy Whitley
Jeremy Whitley is the Eisner-nominated and Glyph-winning creator and writer of Princeless and Raven: The Pirate Princess. He is a frequent contributor to IDW titles including My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Courage the Cowardly Dog. He has also worked for Marvel on Secret Wars: Secret Love, Civil War II: Choosing Sides, and Unstoppable Wasp.