Writers of Color Speak Out on Twitter #HireBlackWriters
@MatthewACherry via Twitter

Writing is a tough gig. The industry is fast-paced and demanding, but even in a content driven business hell bent on new narratives and new perspectives, often, writing while Black, doesn’t ensure one’s voice is heard.

The rise of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackLivesMatter and the unceasing references of Black culture in mainstream pop culture –i.e. #BeckyWithTheGoodHair – has raised concerns for writers of color in the way these stories are either neglected, misrepresented or tokened.

Orange Is the New Black, Except in the Writer’s Room

The conversation became a trending topic on Twitter with #HireBlackWriters:

Publications, take note.

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