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The Bite by SHUDDER - Things We Love - April 24, 2018

Women in Horror From A to Z
Film School Rejects | February 9, 2018

TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters)
SCREEN QUEENS | February 8, 2018

Women in Horror Month: A Spotlight on Ashlee Blackwell, Black Women in Horror and Graveyard Shift Sisters
Rue Morgue | February 7, 2018

The 4MileCircus Episode 36: Ashlee Blackwell
The 4MileCircus Podcast | October 23, 2017

The Gate With Graveyard Shift Sisters' Ashlee Blackwell
Scream Addicts | October 6, 2017

Mind Over Matter: A Discussion with Ashlee Blackwell
Elm Street Radio | June 9, 2017

Signal Boost #7: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters)
The Skiffy and Fanty Show | June 6, 2017

Women In Horror: A Look at Some Badass Journalists
The Backseat Driver Reviews | February 24, 2017

Black Friday: Horror With Maria Lewis
Film Ink | February 24, 2017

Ashlee Blackwell (2017) #WiHM
Cinedump | February 20, 2017

How Feminism and Women of Color Are Transforming Horror Movies
Rewire | November 29, 2016

Ashlee Blackwell - People's History of Film #34
Goodtrash Media | October 25, 2016

15 Women Film Critics You Should Be Reading
Screen Queens | June 16, 2016

Graveyard Shift Sisters' Ashlee Blackwell: An Interview
Tom Holland's Terror Time | May 17, 2016

Every Horror Fan Should Be Reading Graveyard Shift Sisters
Popcorn Horror [Digital Magazine] | June 2016

Ashlee of Graveyard Shift Sisters!
Audre's Revenge Film | May 2, 2016

Nightmare Fuel: 'The Neon Demon' looks gorgeous - but is there anything going on inside? Ep. #8  HitFix | April, 15, 2016

Nightmare Fuel: Was that 'Walking Dead' cliffhanger misguided...or brilliant? Ep. #7
HitFix | April 8, 2016

A Conversation with Ashlee Blackwell of Graveyard Shift Sisters | March 15, 2016

Interview with Ashlee Blackwell of Graveyard Shift Sisters
Remedial Horror | February 8, 2016

Mentioned in BBC News
November 8, 2015

#POCtober – Graveyard Shift Sisters: Purging The Black Female Horror Fan From The Margins (@GraveyardSister)
Dark Matters | October 30, 2015

How Twitter Blerds are Impacting the Future of TV
Paste TV | October 30, 2015

#20-Ashlee "Graveyard Shift Sisters" | August 4, 2015

Women In Horror 2015: An Interview With Ashlee Blackwell, Our Graveyard Shift Sister  Rosemary's Pixie | February 12, 2015

Women Write Horror: Interview with Ashlee Blackwell
Stoned Crow Press | February 11, 2015

Introducing: Graveyard Shift Sisters
Scream Loudly: Celebrating The Voices Of Women in the Arts | October 25, 2014

2014's GeekGirlCon Was a Much-Needed Home For Diverse Geeks
The Mary Sue | October 16, 2014

Interview: Ashlee Blackwell, founder of Graveyard Shift Sisters
Shadowgum: Chewing Over Horror Fiction! | October 13, 2014

Women in Horror Month
Lillian Cohen-Moore | February 7, 2014

End of Week Wrapup, Oct 10
Jaman Discovery 2014

Fright 365
Day #40 feature | August 26, 2014

The Secret Fight of the Black-Girl Nerds
The Root | August 10, 2014

Geeking Out
Geekquality | April 18, 2014

Graveyard Shift Sisters: Read Them...Now!
Day of the Woman: A Blog for the Feminine Side of Fear | December 12, 2013

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