-- because of course I am flailing about offline while everybody is being thinky and brilliant on the internets. :P
A few #YesGayYA links, more for my reference at this point than anyone else's:
: Diversity in YA
. I particularly love this post because I sort of... don't see the point of people arguing over a single "best" or "winning" solution for a thorny multi-level problem, when really what is needed is to tackle it at every level, community and
individual, in whatever ways are possible.
: In which I am derailing and contrary and also unsupportive of the Market
, because (among her many other points) while having/establishing a baseline of identity representation is important, I also don't believe it is enough
. (I remember being grateful for Memoirs of a Geisha
the first time I read it; I wouldn't wish such a feeling- for such a book!- on any East Asian immigrant child arriving and growing up here after me.)
goes further into hierarchy dissection here
: Just business
, because- well. Yes. *is incoherent*
Since I am likely to continue flailing about offline and being sporadic on the internets, have a signal-boost while I'm here: ephemere
is taking pre-orders for Kandila, a calligraphy poembook
! If you have not seen her calligraphy or art, GO AND OGLE FORTHWITH BECAUSE IT IS MADE OF MUCH GLORIOUS.