Writing

Storyteller. Technologist. Alchemist.

Known for bringing a hip-hop feminist and racial justice framework to technological and cultural analysis, Latoya’s perspectives have been widely published in outlets like Teen Vogue, NPR, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Essence, Spin, Vibe, Marie Claire, Kotaku, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and The Guardian. She was a contributor to Jezebel.com and The Book of Jezebel. Her essay, “The Not Rape Epidemic” was published in the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (Seal Press, 2008). She also contributed “The Feminist Existential Crisis (Dark Children Remix)” to the anthology Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism (CCPA, 2011).

Selected Works

Can the NBA 2K League tackle gender diversity in gaming? [ESPN]

Why aren’t more black kids going pro in esports? [The
Undefeated]

Why Journalists Need to Understand Artificial Intelligence [Knight/EJO]

What’s A Money Mentor, and Do You Need One? [Teen Vogue]

How Vine Overlooked the People of Color Who Made it Amazing [Wired/Backchannel]

A Vindication [New York Times]

Two Cities in One [New York Times]

Where Did Our Angst Go? Teen Esprit Revisited [Spin]

The lost spirit of Seattle [The Guardian]