Shawn Taylor is the author of "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" for the 331/3 series and "Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity." He created the Father/Hood column for www.ebony.com. He is one of the founding authors of www.thenerdsofcolor.org, and one of the founding members of the Black Comix Arts Festival. His graduate work was on science fiction as a political tool for people in the African-Diaspora. In late 2016, Shawn will be launching two podcasts. One explores music and desserts. The other will explore what makes people happy.