Anonymous said: In your post about diversity in writing; you wrote that not including POC is bad, but there are areas without POC. I still remember the surprised feel when I saw a person that wasn't pale like milk the first time in my life. I was already close to puberty. (Family was poor, so no travels abroad.) Writing about my home, my childhood or similar things would feel unnatural for me to have POC in them. I don't know how to feel about this, since I don't want them to feel left out.
I’m actually really glad you asked this question because I wrote this post before the WNDB campaign started. I would love to redo that post to change POC to include all marginalized people because LGBTQIA and people with disabilities and all different religious backgrounds come in all colors. So when I talk about adding diversity to everyone’s writing, I truly mean ALL diversity, not just POC. And I have a feeling that while you might never have seen a POC growing up, I’m sure you have met someone in your life who is underrepresented and needs a voice in literature. So thank you for asking this question and letting me clarify this point. It is a really important one for me.