Since my post last week, I’ve continued to ruminate over ways I can help the Black community and show my support, even though I’m limited right now.
Last week I mentioned that I would do a free manuscript critique for any Black author.
My next step is to work on educating myself. Over and over this week I have seen Black creators speak on how exhausted they are, trying to educate white people who want to help but don’t know how.
I have also been looking at my books, and trying to come up with ways to do better.
To both of these ends, I’ve set myself a reading challenge over on my book blog, which you can follow along with. All are welcome to take part, but I’m especially hoping that other white people for whom diversity and inclusion has long been a theoretical thing from the internet, will join in. I’m doing this so we can all educate ourselves about Black and POC experiences in the US and around the world.
My goal is to read 49 books by authors of color by the end of the year, at least half of them by Black authors. If you would like to know more about the challenge and how to take part you can view the original post here, and if you would like to see my personal reading list, click here.
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