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 on April 28th, 2014; Updated on June 24th, 2014. The Hero has to win. It’s an unwritten rule. Heroes have to win because we live in a culture that looks for the happily ever after to prove that good conquers evil. We’re acutely aware of the horrors of the real world, so we look to fiction to […]
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 […]