For those of you who have been reading my blog every week, this blog will be a big change. For those of you who are reading this for the first time, welcome!
Many of you know by now, I am an Indian-American writer located in Atlanta and I am an MFA thesis candidate in Writing. My thesis, which I will submit on Friday (***stressed***), is part of my first book--my memoir.
Through the process of putting together my thesis, I have written half of my memoir. I shared this process every week on this blog and had great conversations with many of you that kept me motivated. Now, I am taking a slightly different turn with my blogs. I will blog about the experience of being a brown woman in the United States who writes.
In the #browngirlwrites series, I will still discuss the writing process, however, it will be tailored to my experience as a brown woman. I will discuss the experiences I have had in the writing world from going through an MFA program to talking to agents and editors as a woman of color. I will talk about what it means to write diverse stories, how they are perceived by the people in the industry, and the interesting conversations I have had with other women of color who are writers or are in the publishing industry.
I’m tailoring my blogs to be specific to my experiences. This will make them more authentic and allow me to have deeper, more meaningful conversations about being a woman writer of color. I will also be sharing more of my memoir writing with you all and reviewing books written by authors of color. These blogs are about to get very personal!
I’m excited to share these more intimate blogs with you all and hope that you will join me in sharing your own stories using #browngirlwrites. If you are a woman writer of color, I would love to interview you and share your story on these blogs as well. Being a woman of color who writes opens us up to many unique experiences (good and bad) and I want to hear these experiences from you all so we can create a stronger community and support each other. I know I am not alone in this journey.
Again, thank you all for reading my blog. Please feel free to leave comments below with your thoughts and experiences.
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