white writers you can never ever win just accept that fact
you don’t write about PoC, you’re stuck in your white bubble rut
you write about PoC, you get shit wrong which we point out and you strive to do better
you ask us for help while we’re trying to write/publish our own stuff, and we laugh your ass out of our inboxes
but hey at least your white canon is the Universal World Canon so shut the fuck up and let us have this
Owning this one. It’s been going around in circles in my head for 4 years now and the answer stays the same.
And that’s okay. Try, research what’s already out there, fuck up, keep trying because it’s important. (Or, like most of us, ignore it and get more of the same old.)
Or in my case, spend so much time researching that I never get off my ass and publish something. But that’s my own baggage and no one’s fault but mine.