By Chazz Mair Growing up, I struggled to find myself. I was a member of one of my majority-white suburb’s few Black families and the only one out of them to be the child of first-generation immigrants. I lived in a pocket of an already small subsection of the populace. I looked and spoke … [Read more...] about Platforms Like Wattpad Allow Marginalized Authors to Reach Readers
By Kelly Quindlen In 2014 I self-published my first book, a sapphic young adult novel called Her Name in the Sky, the same year that We Need Diverse Books was founded. It was only six years ago, but it feels like a lifetime in terms of LGBTQ+ representation. This was before Simon vs. The Homo … [Read more...] about I Self-Published My First Young Adult Novel. Here’s Why.