It’s important now more than ever for stories about people of color to flood mainstream media; storytelling is the most powerful tool we have in the fight against hatred of any kind. Moana is a triumph in both storytelling and empowerment.
Originally Published: October 14th, 2013; Updated: June 23rd, 2014 Will I be remembered? Will I make my mark on the world before it’s my time to exit? I’ve been asking myself these questions, and questions like it, a lot recently. Maybe it has something to do with my recent 27th birthday, the supposed “Saturn Return” […]
When I was younger, the last thing I thought I would be when I grew up was a writer. It wasn’t because I didn’t like to write, because creating stories from my imagination and getting them down on paper was always an outlet for me, but because I simply didn’t know it was a viable […]
So you work really, really hard on your manuscript. Like, harder than you’ve ever worked before. You’ve juggled a billion different storylines and characters and arcs… …and it’s finally perfect. It’s where you want it to be and the bigger picture is in sight! It became a labor of love. And now you finally feel […]
If you know any writers, chances are they either fit into two categories: The pretentious, jealous, loner-types, and the totally supportive, collaborative types. Or maybe every writer is some amalgamation of the two. If I had to make a sweeping generalization, I would agree with the latter statement. I’m constantly walking the line between being jealous […]