You know nothing, Jon Snow.
In support of Ellen Oh’s #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, we wanted to share our own diverse library of books covering deeply personal and challenging topics like racism, sexuality, bullying, and more from our own LGBTQ writers and writers of color.
Growing up in a small Irish Catholic town, I tried to blend in with whiteness as much as I could; this through shopping at A&F and Hollister, painting my nails (though I wasn’t allowed to), shaving my legs at an…
Writer and founder of Black Girl Dangerous, Mia McKenzie unleashed an incredibly insightful and brutally honest hashtag last night — #WhitePeopleEquivalents.
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.
When non-Asian friends came over, you reminded your parents not to open the fridge to avoid having to explain the embarrassingly pungent kimchi smell permeating the entire house.
It was difficult for me to write stories that followed these cookie-cutter guidelines with formulaic/conventional plot devices that ultimately just didn’t serve the stories I was writing or wanted to write.
This routine of intense playing, without sleeping or eating or going to class lasted for three or four months. My close group of friends soon disappeared—I’d get the occasional text saying, Let’s go to the KPL party tonight! Which, of course, I never responded to.