My goal as a gay, black author is to add more gay characters of color to the stories in which we indulge. It has been my experience growing up that in none of the media that I watched, read, played, or listened to has there been any main character that truly represented who I was. And everyone wants to be able to see themselves in these special roles.
Our media has gotten better these days with the variation of roles for black people and a bigger inclusion for people of the LGBT community, but without getting into a dissertation, it’s clear that there is still much progress to be made.
I don’t want to complain that there aren’t enough of “us” in a specific show or that “we” are not being properly portrayed in whatever medium (however you define “us” or “we”). There’s a time to make that argument and there’s a time to take action. I’m an action guy.
So with this eponymous blog, I intend to take action by sharing the works of people who are changing the face of fiction in all its forms. I will also document the progress of writing my first book and hopefully more to come.
I’m excited to embark on this new adventure and I look forward to having you along.
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