Doing Diversity in Writing

DDW - S2 Ep12 - Using Racial Slurs, Acknowledging Characters’ Racial History, and Other End of Season Thoughts

April 6, 2022

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—bring our season on Race and Ethnicity to an end by delving into some lingering some questions. 


What we talked about

  • If and how to use racial slurs in our writing
  • When and how to acknowledge our characters’ racial history
  • Whether authors are allowed to write POV characters belonging to a different community
  • Co-writing with BIPOC authors as a white author
  • The representation of Asian masculinity in Western media
  • Being accused of being too political when including a diverse cast in our books
  • How to make your cast more diverse when your characters aren’t human

(Re)sources mentioned on the show


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