I get asked a version of this question all the time. So does anyone who is outspoken in the diverse literature space. It usually comes in the form of:
Should white creators write characters of color?
Should abled creators write characters with disabilities?
Should heterosexual creators write LGBTQIA+ characters?
and so on.
Truth is, the answer is simple (yes) and also complex (yes, but…), thus some people need guidance in answering the question for themselves. Lucky for y’all, Nisi Shawl and I are willing to offer that guidance.
Our next webinar is on this topic, it costs $20 – $30 or whatever you can afford, and will happen on March 6th. If you cannot make the live webinar you can register to get the video after. Details and registration are on Writing the Other.com. Hope to see you there.