Rachel Manija Brown says it in a livejournal post from 2013 (rachelmanija.livejournal.com/1):

"When the only fiction you can read about people like yourself is exclusively concerned with how hard it is to be an oppressed minority, it sends a number of subtly toxic messages: you don’t belong here; people like you are not allowed to have fun; if you want to escape, you can only do it by imagining yourself into a gentile identity."

I want books with minority characters, disabled characters, LGBTQ characters, who have adventures like anyone else and being [whatever] is not ALL of their identity. Representation is a good thing but it shouldn't be the WHOLE of the appeal of the work.


@irina I have a suggestion for you. Here is a book, anthology, coming out featuring LGBT plus characters and visually impaired characters. blindjournalist.wordpress.com/

@blindscribe Thank you! Can't preorder (no credit card) but I'm likely to buy it when it comes out.

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