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Rethinking the Strong Female Character

It is great that nowadays we are seeing more female heroes in books, film, and TV. However, I don't think (and many agree) that the strong female character is actually doing what it's supposed to do. Let me explain. A strong female character is supposed to show young girls, and even women, that they can… Continue reading Rethinking the Strong Female Character

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How to Bring Diversity into your Story

I wanted to discuss this as someone who supports diversity, someone who feels underrepresented in books and films and TV, and someone who is an author who writes with diversity in mind. Everything I say is my own opinion and advice, said with good intentions... Be realistic The first thing to remember when writing diversity… Continue reading How to Bring Diversity into your Story

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Thoughts on “The Hate U Give” Book & Film (Black History Inspired)

Yesterday, I finally got to watch The Hate U Give, the new Black Lives Matter film. Earlier this year, I read the book by Angie Thomas and loved it and was moved by it as well. Let's just say that the film had my heart aching in every way. And I truly hope that as… Continue reading Thoughts on “The Hate U Give” Book & Film (Black History Inspired)

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Discussing Black Representation & Life (Black History Month Inspired)

I've always written white characters because that's what I was so used to seeing for myself. So, that was like the rule! I remember with the 3rd book in the Eternity Series, I put an Indian man in there and a black man and I felt good for doing it. But what did it matter… Continue reading Discussing Black Representation & Life (Black History Month Inspired)

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Black Authors to Read (Black History Month Inspired)

Here is a list of some truly inspiring, notable black authors and some of their works: Oprah {I've read some} Maya Angelou {I've read some} Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King Malcolm X Alex Haley - Roots: The Saga of an American Family Tomi Adeyemi - The Children of Blood and BoneĀ {I've read} Nic… Continue reading Black Authors to Read (Black History Month Inspired)