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Writer, dancer, singer, and stay-at-home dad. Author of the #Godserfs trilogy of theological epic fantasy, published by @angryrobotbooks. He/him.
Oct 8, 2018 26 tweets 4 min read
A commitment to telling your kids the truth is not as easy as it sounds. It doesn't even let you feel always that you're doing the right thing. My daughter's (public) kindergarten has been teaching her the same old whitewashed story about everyone thinking the world was flat (they didn't) except for Columbus who thought it was round (he didn't) and was given three ships by a good queen (she wasn't)...
Mar 1, 2018 19 tweets 3 min read
There is an uncomfortable corollary to All Your Faves Are Problematic, and that is that You Are Also Problematic.

The discussion going on right now around representation by whites vs. #ownvoices is very meaningful and uncomfortable and worth paying attention to. There are choices we white liberal authors make, thinking we are improving matters, that...maybe don't? Or at the very least, which have very complicated results.

POC protagonists are a perfect example of this.