In an article from NPR, poet Kima Jones, discusses social media as a new way for writers of color to use language. Writers of color have never had a venue in which to express themselves, because our work has been seen as being invalid if it does not appeal to a mostly white audience.
Writers of color have and continue to write against the notion that their work will not be received unless a universally white audience receives it. Indeed, we write the books and submit to the journals and magazines, but writers of color have also found ways to use social media to create and sustain language and audience, to reinvigorate the genres of memoir, essay, fiction and poetry and connect with people who may not have found our work conventionally or otherwise.
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