I don’t think any writer wants a reader to read their book, and think: ‘Well, I’m not there. Guess I’m on the Isle of Issuelandia. Oh man, not again. Kind of like always going to the Isle of Wight for your holidays. We never get to go out clubbing in Spain.’ It is wrong to banish people from the mainland!Sarah Rees Brennan
A really beautiful, thoughtful essay about the necessity of showing the world as it is, not the fantasy of white, straight, cisgendered, able-bodied protagonists that has somehow convinced the mainstream it is the default.