And The Rest Of You Are Normal

This was a really difficult essay to write but one I’m so glad I did. Covert (and often overt) racism can leave a messy tangle of feelings when you’re on the receiving end. I wrote this piece for Writer’s Mosaic to highlight why we still need inclusive action in publishing by discussing my struggles and how various schemes have helped me, as a working-class writer of colour, along my journey to publication. It’s been amazing to hear how so many people, from all kinds of backgrounds and marginalised groups, have connected to this essay.

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