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My thoughts on writing diverse casts - and tips on how to do it

If you've read anything I've written, you'll know how passionate I am about including diverse casts in all of my books and, in particular, highlighting how beautiful, desired, vulnerable, shy, sweet, intelligent, multifaceted and powerful black women are.

Thanks to TikTok, I've been having (what I consider) a positive influence in helping other authors include more black characters in their casts in a responsible way. A few of my how-to videos have gone a bit viral, so I'm including them here if you haven't seen them already. And some of them have sparked questions from authors about how to get in contact with me for sensitivity reading services. 

If you are interested in hiring me as a sensitivity reader, I don't have a lot of time for this, so am pretty selective in the projects I take on. Please read the bit below the videos about the projects I'm more likely to take as well as a price sheet for my rates. 

In the coming months, I will be building out a better database of sensitivity readers, though one may already exist on writingincolor.com (a fantastic resource), so I would absolutely check there first.

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Diversity videos
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Russian translation of previous video

by @poline_spirit

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Currently closed to Sensitivity Editing projects.

Working with me as a sensitivity editor

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Additional resources and links to contacting other sensitivity readers coming soon!

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