As a writer, I’ve always struggled with who has a right to tell a specific story. Make no mistake about, I know that a darn good writer can serve up a good story whether it is her own or not. Still, it is not always easy to write with compassion and empathy about something as controversial as racism or racial injustice.
Furthermore, this topic, in particular, conjures up deep emotions and can get real personal and so it should. Getting personal sometimes is what it takes to get a point across. Even so it is important to write responsibly and constructively. The same goes with talking.
That’s why I decided to use UIO’s platform to talk about race and to share some of my personal experiences in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. How To Talk About Race Now examines why it is important to talk about race and offers tips on how to do so constructively. Check out this timely and relevant resource on Itunes or where ever you listen to podcasts. And by all means, join the conversation, leave your comments. Let’s talk.