Alicia Elliott On Seeing and Being Seen

cropped-dsc_00661.jpg“If you can’t write about us with a love for who we are as a people, what we’ve survived, what we’ve accomplished despite all attempts to keep us from doing so; if you can’t look at us as we are and feel your pupils go wide, making all stereotypes feel like a sham, a poor copy, a disgrace—then why are you writing about us at all?”

On Seeing and Being Seen: The Difference Between Writing With Empathy and Writing With Love

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