"Truthful and caustic and sensible."
A provocative and polarizing book takes the Pussyhat Project and the Women’s March to one of society’s most powerful forces for influence and change: the publishing industry.
Writing While Female or Black or Gay, written by a publishing professional with twenty years of experience, describes how the books women write are treated differently from representation through to marketing and remaindering, how authors of color are not allowed to write what is dearest to their hearts, and how LGBT authors are ghettoized.
In the footsteps of influential authors like Toni Morrison, bell hooks, Jessica Valenti, Tracie Egan Morrissey, Jennifer Pozner, Roxane Gay, Malala Yousafzai and Jill Filipovic, this work provides actionable steps that anyone concerned about gender equality, true diversity, and the rights of every human being can immediately implement.
Reverse engineering the publishing industry because diverse voices need to be heard today more often than ever. Hear the call to action that can open the gates for a better world in Writing While Female or Black or Gay. Because, as Gloria Steinem says, “The only thing worse than trying is not trying.”