The Call Is Coming from Inside the Becky

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Hi, my fellow white writers. Please have a seat. I have a challenge for you (us).

Let’s not ever again blithely write from the POV of oppressed and subjugated populations with the intention that we wish to “give them a face.” They have faces. Voices, too.

Let’s not pretend that in order to write about race, we have to body snatch a black or brown person character and…

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Novelist. Tarotist, poet, lazy Virgo. Nothing is real; magic is real. Writing is a way to see in the dark. sarahelainesmith.com, @braindoggies

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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Novelist. Tarotist, poet, lazy Virgo. Nothing is real; magic is real. Writing is a way to see in the dark. sarahelainesmith.com, @braindoggies

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