Cultural Appropriation

As a writer I have watched the conversation around cultural appropriation with a great deal of trepidation. The developments with writer Lionel Shriver at a writers festival in Australia put a nice fine point on the debate as it relates to creativity. Simply put, the concept of cultural appropriation is …

Queer (Tragic) Storytelling

Jo Chiang, on the New York Times, has written an article about creative choices and the real world impact of storytelling on marginalized groups that I found really compelling. The initial thrust of the piece is that characters in queer relationships frequently end up with tragic endings. The author, Jo …