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A Woman of Color Author’s ​12 Favorite Novels by Other Women of Color Writers

“As an avid consumer of books and especially fiction, over the years I’ve developed a special shelf of particularly beautiful and inspiring works by women of color that help me not only walk around in another woman’s experiences, but also situate my own culturally and ethnically fluid self within a canon of women writers. Being a half American and half Sri Lankan Third Culture Kid — and a woman of color author myself — who has lived in 13 countries and 18 cities around the world in her 30-something years, I’m drawn to stories that negotiate race and culture in distinct and sensitive ways, and each of these books brings something unique to the cultural table.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, July 2016.

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Guest Post — From the Mouths of Rapists: The Lyrics of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines

There are no “blurred lines.” There is only one line: consent. And the absence of consent is a crime.