25. Writer. Reader. Nerd. Perpetual student. Occasional bad ass. Lives in So Cal.
I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.
Anonymous asked: I worry that the diversity conversation is getting bogged down in extremism. Writers should include diverse characters because it's realistic--our world is diverse. And we all should read diverse books and fight publishers who won't publish them. But this idea that every book must be a pantheon of diversity, that white or straight protagonists are no longer acceptable, and that every diverse character must be a billboard of culture and adversity--that is positively absurd! WRITE PEOPLE, the end.
Nobody is forcing you.
Nobody said that white or straight protagonists are no longer acceptable. We want to add PoC and LGBTQIAP+ protagonists for readers who are in those groups, because they have so very little representation to begin with. Nobody said anything about taking the white or straight ones away. The fact that you’ve written in here with this Ask says a lot about your attitude, and it’s nothing good.
You have misunderstood the purpose of what we’re trying to do. The end.
Family Matters was on for 9 seasons
from '89 to 98'
Let that sink in
Brutal Simplicity Theme