When It Comes to Writing Race and Sexuality, Don’t Stay in Your Lane

A bisexual’s take on a common #ownvoices stance

Mike B.
Mike B.
Feb 28 · 7 min read
Link to Tweet: https://twitter.com/AlishaEHillam/status/1274713203147264000

1) It places responsibility on the wrong people

2) It puts closeted LGBTQ+ writers into an ultimatum

3) The idea that a non-minority writer can never write a minority character well is a very regressive, reactionary take

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