Pride

June is here and for those of us in the States, that means Pride Month! It is a month to celebrate the MOGAI (Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments and Intersex) community and how far we’ve come and where we are headed. It is also a great month to look at our writing and see where we stand with our commitment to writing with diversity.

With that in mind, I would like to encourage you to commit to writing more diverse characters. This is something I know sounds like more work, but I promise it’s no more work than what you’re already doing. I’ll be here to help you along the way, too. Not only will you have all the information available on my blog but you’re also welcome to ask me any questions you might have.

So look at/think about your story and explore ways you might be able to show diversity. Make the commitment to writing diversely. Join the #WriMoDiversity commitment today to show your support. Tweet #WriMoDiversity and let me know how you plan to explore diversity in your story.

I am making the commitment to #wrimodiversity this Pride Month!

Join me in my commitment to #wrimodiversity for Pride Month!

Remember to be honest, accurate and respectful. For help check these links:

writingbeyondtherainbow.com

Going Over the Rainbow

Writing With Color

Want to Write with Diversity-but Not Sure How?

Writing Diversity: How Can We Avoid Issues?

One Step to Better Writing and More Diversity

Below is a badge you can display on your blog or website or share on your social media to show your support. Don’t forget to share on the #WriMoDiversity or #DiversityDoneBetter tags on Twitter throughout June to let us know how you are doing.

WriMoDiversityBadge1

How to Write with Diversity Workshop

How to Write with Diversity Workshop1

In line with this, I am very happy to announce a 4-week workshop in July devoted to helping you write more inclusively. (The workshop focuses on sexual orientation and gender identity and will not address racial diversity as I am white and do not wish to stray from my lane).

The workshop will run from July 1st-29th and will feature one live lecture per week on Mondays and access to a private forum to post your assignments (yes assignments! ^_^) and discuss topics with other class members.

The topics are as follows:

  • Week One: Recognizing and Overcoming Internalized Bias
  • Week Two: When to Avoid Tropes and Stereotypes
  • Week Three: Developing Your Diverse Cast
  • Week Four: Developing Your Diverse Case Part 2: The Story

The introductory cost of the course will be $50 which includes all four live lectures, worksheets, and access to the private forum.

I look forward to seeing you there!

How to Write with Diversity Workshop

A four-week writing workshop devoted to helping us write with more diversity!

$50.00

Are there any other topics you’d like to see me address in a workshop? Let me know in the comments.

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