Last night I did an interview with SistersTalk Radio. It was so much fun. A great interview. The host was hard on me, which was really good. She said that in my book, My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy, I came across racist.
I said, “I’ve been accused of being a brat, of being homophobic, of being an entitled cow, but never racist.”
She said I mentioned race whenever I described a character. That race seemed to be at the top of my mind.
I think she might be right. When I wrote My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy, I was a new writer. I thought then that I needed to physically describe all my characters. If one of my characters was black or Latino or whatever, I probably said so. But here’s my question: Is awareness of race, racist?
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