On Writing / Writing

Why I Will Probably Not Ever Write a Black Main Character

I’m writing this blog post for more reasons than I can count. I will say, however, that the things that drove me to put my thoughts down on cyber-paper are as follows: 1. Kristen Strassel (@KristenStrassel on Twitter) My beautiful friend Kristen wrote a great book with a biracial main character (Callie’s half Jamaican—West Indies, y’all!) … Continue reading

Creative Non-Fiction / Writing

The Flesh Covers the Bone by Candice Montgomery (Creative Non-Fiction)

When you grow up the only dark kid on your block, the only dark kid in your class, the only dark kid at Miss Ellodee’s ballet studio, you grow up knowing everything isn’t everything.  You’re the only one of the cousins with all-white Barbies, and the only one who never learned to do the Butterfly … Continue reading