Monday Musings: Diversity Dischmersity

On point!

Musings of A Romance Junkie

Monday Musings II

I know what I’m about to say may be an unpopular opinion, but when has that ever stopped me from speaking my truth?

#OscarsSoWhite? How about #RomanceSoWhite?

When #WeNeedDiverseBooks and similar campaigns became a “thing” a few months ago, I admittedly was so on board and so gung-ho about this whole “Diversity In Romance” movement. It trended, it sparked conversation, and it even opened a few closed minds. So what made me hop off the diversity train? Real simple: Ain’t shit really change.

How many times can authors of color who write about characters of color (Let’s make that distinction very clear because there are many authors of color who do not write about characters of color. That’s another post for another day.) literally beg for a seat at the “big table”? I say “Fuck that”! Create your own big tables. Congregate and network with like-minded authors and readers who…

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