Month: March 2014

  • 1. We’re standing in the front atrium of our high school, forty or so girls in rows of ten. We’re all in matching warm-up clothes, and there’s a boom box up front, blaring hip-hop music. We’re rehearsing for our halftime dance number. Suddenly our coach comes hurrying down the hall. She pulls the team captain…

  • "Only through collecting a whole mosaic of narratives can we begin to understand everyone in a meaningful way." <3 http://t.co/iEXQ6KpTb6 — DiversifYA (@_DiversifYA) March 13, 2014 Today I’m over at DiversifYA talking about my experiences as a halfie, as well as my advice on how to write diverse characters. I’d love for you to check…

  • 1. I duck into a circular rack of clothing, a giddy smile on my face. Soon Mommy will notice that I am not by her side. She will, at least for a moment, panic. She will think that I have wandered off and gotten lost, or maybe even been kidnapped. But then Mommy will come…