Blogger Hop: Own Voices

March 15, 2017 Blog, Discussion Challenge 0

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This week: 17th – 23rd – Do you read a lot of diverse or own voices books?

First, let me be completely honest, (hangs head) I have never heard of #ownvoices. I am so glad this question came up because I had no idea this existed.

While I did not know, I think this is an extraordinary example of authors taking the bull by the horns. I am currently trying to write a book about abuse, and let me tell you it is not easy. I grew up in a household with abuse but writing about it is tough. It brings out a lot of demons. I am having to research and it is horrifying and I lived in it! And I think this is the point. If you did not live in it, how could you know enough to actually write about it. Whatever that IT is.

So, while I do not know if I actually own any books that are #ownvoices books, I am now going to find out and go out of my way to buy them.

I read a wonderful article explaining this and if you still have questions let this article, The Importance of #OwnVoices, be your guide!

Did you know about #OwnVoice?

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