Sun Chermé Cooper, Founder and Director
Longtime literary and nonprofit work, multiple inheritances, and migratory motherhood inform Sun Cooper's love for storytelling and shared progress.
Sun has navigated over twenty years in publishing as a writer, editor, project manager, and multicultural literary & publishing consultant. She is an active member of national literary, diversity + accessibility councils, serves as multicultural advisor for A Room of Her Own Foundation, and was named its 2015 Blackbird Fellow. Her award-winning projects have been featured in WAVES: A Confluence of Women's Voices, National Geographic, People, Severine, Hill Lily, American Cowboy, Southern Writers, UNUM and more.
Lokelani Howe, Multicultural Content Director
Lokelani Howe is a hapa creative, consultant, and content director. Being hapa deeply guides her work. As a multicultural and multimedia project consultant, she helps people define their voice and develop authentic content that inspires diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. She currently serves as a diversity consultant with her local education board.
She is also working on a collection of flash nonfiction, Hapa Kine, based on her father's short kine true stories about abandonment, abuse, and amputation,and yet also unconditional love, and ultimately, kinship and homecoming.
Karina Puente, Multicultural Facilitator
Karina Puente directs a women-led visual artists and writers studio specializing in cultural, creative facilitation. She serves on the Board of Directors with A Room of Her Own Foundation. Her work reflects the Mexican cultural heritage of the Santa Ynez Valley where she grew up, and cultivates DIVES, a unique method of virtual dialogue with the art of focus for creatives and storytellers at global + cultural intersections.
Her work has been exhibited in the likes of Corcoran National Gallery, Columbia University, Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mass MoCA and the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
Sun Literary's Vision Map
At the heart, Sun Lit subscribes to shared progress. Sun Lit maps a deeply-informed, morally-imaginative, interconnected approach to storytelling projects and collaborations. Read our Guiding Principles to Better Stories.
"We gave thanks for the story, for all parts of the story because it was by the light of those challenges we knew ourselves." – Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate
Sun Lit Collaborators
As an agency dedicated to multicultural literacy and shared progress, we support "Own Voice" representation at all levels of book production and review: from authors to illustrators to consultants to expert reviewers for manuscript reviews, book development, multicultural and DEIA projects.
Our core team of global collaborators are Own Voice consultants, scholars, and professionals in writing, publishing, accessibility and academic fields. All consult from their own expertise, embodied experience, pedagogy and cultural literacy with a multicultural methodology developed by Sun Literary.
Sun Lit has a robust global roster of 150+ expert consultants and DEI + Accessibility consultants to work with, both local and worldwide. How can we support your project?
Sun Lit's Community
Sun Literary is a member of the National Diversity Council, the Diversability Leadership Collective, National Association of the Deaf, American Indian Library Association, SCBWI, the National Association for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs and more.
We are in community and collaboration with diverse literary advocates such as A Room of Her Own Foundation, Multicultural Children's Book Day, Black & Bookish, Diversability, and more.
As we look to the possibilities ahead, Sun Lit is proactively learning and participating in Web3 DAOs & expanding our global community.