Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick

It was an honour to be part of the Women's Leadership Conference of Southern Oregon. Thanks so much for having me!

Want to stay in touch?

Feel free to follow me wherever you hang out on social media. I'm on Twitter, Instagram and Clubhouse. I share my gratitude lists near-daily on Racket. (Be warned: the Instagram is mostly pictures of things I'm baking or sewing with the occaional book promotion, but you are welcome to make community with me there.)

You can learn more about me and my husband, writer Matt Fraction, on our website here.  You can request a copy of the VisibleWomen spreadsheet here.

Below are a few key takeaways and resources for you. Enjoy!

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Native Land Acknowledgement Guide -

1. The more specific the story you tell, the more universal its appeal.
2. Every story needs an inciting incident.
3. Acknowlege your pain: for many superheroes, their wound is their engine. That doesn't mean living in the suffering; it means being whole.
4. There is poetry in connecting the power set to the core wound: there is a higher purpose to be found there.
5. Find a reason to get back up.
6. You do not have to compete on the field of someone else's ability.
7. Superheroes are members of diverse teams.
7A. Find your back-up bunnies and BE a back up bunny.
8. Superheroes are more than power fantasies, they are beacons of hope.  And for that reason, Superheroes do not limit themselve to the battles they know they can win.




My books and books I recommend:

Captain Marvel (2010 run)

Captain Marvel (2012 run)


Pretty Deadly

Bitch Planet

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud


Here are some podcasts I've been listening to lately:

No Stupid Questions

People I Mostly Admire

ADHD for Smart Ass Women

Fierce: Stories of Women that Changed the World

Great Women Artists

People I Mostly Admire

Philosophize This!

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Vox Conversations




To sign up for my free Bitches Get Shit Done/Shark Mom motivational texts, text "BGSD" to (503) 738-1029. If you'd also like to be notified when we've got books coming out, or if we're doing a signing in your area, text "MILKFED" to the same number.