Sometimes the most radical thing you can do is just to listen.
Making a Monstress. Interview with Marjorie Liu
If you haven’t read it, read it.
This was one of the best interviews I’d read in a long time. Marjorie finds words the words for so many things I haven’t been able to in my life, because It’s like the air you breathe, it feels just like life until one day you find out that everyone else has been living off of oxygen, not nitrogen, that they don’t see the sky is red not blue.
Personal Essays from POC Destroy SF
There’s a great variety here of writers from different backgrounds. Some are funny, some are inspiring, some leave you feeling heavy. There are many things to think about. POC get lumped together into one big group, but its so diverse there’s always something to learn.
“Survival doesn’t always guarantee happiness”. As someone who’s father had cancer, and whose uncle just had a terminal diagnosis, this resonated. Also got me thinking about how we handle survivors, or disabilities, or illnesses in fiction.