Ytasha L. Womack is an author, writer/director, dancer, independent scholar and
champion of the Imagination. Her book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi  &
Fantasy Culture is one of the leading primers on the subject and is a Locus Awards
Nonfiction Finalist. Ytasha lectures at universities and festivals around the world
on Afrofuturism, the imagination, dance and new futures. Her books include
Rayla 2212, Rayla 2213, Eartha 2198, Post Black: How a New Generation is
Redefining African American Identity, Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love &
Hate About Hip Hop. Her films include the Afrofuturist dance film A Love Letter to
the Ancestors From Chicago (Director) and Couples Night (Screenwriter). She’s a
writer in residence at Emerson College in Boston. A Chicago native and resident,
she loves house music, tea, and collecting Cuban music on vinyl.