When George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, I was appalled by the number of people in my circle who blamed the victim for that crime. "Well, Zimmerman was scared. You can't blame him for defending himself." Zimmerman was scared? What about Trayvon? How could anyone not see that a teenage boy stalked by a full-grown man … Continue reading Say Their Names, but Also Create Change
I'd love to see my characters brought to life, and while I’m indulging in the book-to-film fantasy, I’ll give myself a say in who should play whom.
When we talk about race and racism in America, we all too often point at the other side and say, “they ought to….” We all too rarely look at ourselves and thinking about what we ought to do.
I, the proud feminist, surrounded my female protagonist with an all-male supporting cast of POV characters.