j. @mindofjoiDo Black writers know that everything we create doesn’t have to be about our trauma? I don’t wanna see another get out the hood, police brutality, abusive relationship, segregation, or slavery story. We deal with that shit every day. TF I WANNA WATCH THAT IN MY FREE TIME FOR
This is why I keep asking for the stories that feature POC and more specifically black teens and adults in happy situations like falling in love, figuring out who they are, having great friendships because the world is already hard enough for us as it is. #MSWL
Cora Harrington @lingerie_addictLate night thoughts. Pride & Prejudice, but with the following cast:
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jane Bennett
- Lupita Nyong’o as Eliza Bennett
- Tessa Thompson as Mary Bennett
- Yara Shahidi as Lydia Bennett pic.twitter.com/KJTclrr4Tf
YASSS GIVE ME THIS.
Also, #MSWL retelling with an all black/POC cast.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia @silviamgReminder that not all work by POC must be weighty, dramatic books. White authors got to write thousands of fluffy books and cash the checks. We shouldn't be appreciated only when it gets dark and horrible.
I SAY THIS TO EVERY PERSON WHO ASKS ME WHAT I'M LOOKING TO ACQUIRE.
SEND ME AN THE LIGHT AND FLUFFY POC BOOKS, ESPECIALLY FRIENDSHIP BOOKS, SIBLING BOOKS, AND BOOKS WHERE ALL THE HIJINKS HAPPEN. #MSWL twitter.com/silviamg/statu…
Thao Le @ThaoLe8BUT I want to see some modern magic realism, and some contemporary fantasy (think portal magic, magical bakeries/flower shops, lighthearted time travel in the vein of the movie About Time). Again, more modern/contemporary and less urban fantasy. #mswl