Promoting Diversity in Speculative Romantic Fiction
Posted on February 26, 2020
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Representation Matters: A Poem by Stella Williams
I am a Black Author.
I write diverse characters in my books.
I am a Black Wife
I write Black love.
I write Interracial Love.
I write ROMANCE.
I write Paranormal Romance.
I am a Black Mother
I want my readers to finish my books with a wistful sigh,
a deep need to explore the worlds I create.
I write for the escapism.
Away from the side eyes, the suspicions, the threats.
I write for the drama and the joy.
I write to push boundaries.
Glass ceilings, border walls, and Gatekeepers Beware.
I write to bring awareness.
I write for people who look like me and for those who don’t.
I am a Black Veteran
I write to protect my peace.
I write to protect my sanity.
I write to fight racism and in spite of racism.
I am a Proud Black Woman
These are my ideas, my words, my stories, my voice.
Not to be stolen, adapted, ignored or pushed aside
Writing is my life.
Category: Author Talk, Poetry, StellaTags: amwriting, black authors, Poetry, writing while black
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