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What #ownvoices means to me

If you follow this blog, you’ve probably noticed I use the term “#ownvoices” to refer largely to nonwhite people writing their own cultures. This is because these are the stories I am personally most interested in reading and supporting, especially in light of ongoing, harmful (mis)representations of many nonwhite cultures by white writers. 2,876 more words

Race

“But how will I know it’s my destiny?’
‘Like love it will possess you…
You can’t help but know.”
Gail Tsukiyama

Women (quotes By Women)

“But how will I know it’s my destiny?’
‘Like love it will possess you…
You can’t help but know.”
Gail Tsukiyama

Love

No-No Boy, by John Okada

Background:

No-No Boy is a novel by John Okada, set in 1946, about a protagonist, Ichiro Yamada, who spent two years in prison for refusing to fight for the U.S. 1,121 more words

Book Review

"One of these things is not like the Other," or the problem with choosing 'sensitivity' readers

I’d like to start off by saying I am excessively proud of the bad pun in the title of this post. I came up with it in the shower and was about to discard it when I realized, why do that when I could INFLICT IT ON THE WORLD instead? 1,728 more words

Race

"Poston Memories"

Recorded at the Day of Remembrance event in Salinas, February 2016