Being political in writing

I started to leave a comment on this blog post “Keeping the You Out Of Your Brand,” available here:http://bookendsliterary.com/2017/01/17/keeping-the-you-out-of-your-brand/

Decided to blog about it instead. This is my first reaction, and when I have more spoons, I’ll expand on it. (If you don’t know what people mean by spoons, looka here:https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ )

I’m a black woman with a disability. My existence is politicized. My existence informs my work. Thus, my work is politicized. My choice to write about characters facing bias in school, work, or the justice system are necessarily political choices. I can’t pretend they’re not just because they’re in a romance novel. How can I promote works that wrestle with the ideas and never talk about them otherwise?

After reading the blog post and my comment, what do you think? Leave a comment please.

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