This Twitter thread/conversation is getting a lot of attention...
YA Author Rin Chupeco wrote,
"I am no longer using #ownvoices for my books and I encourage others to do the same. Originally conceived to celebrate us, it’s now instead used by publishers as a cudgel to deny bipoc authors book deals, forcing them to come out to defend the truths in their books.I suggest you read the full thread. It's upsetting (especially if you didn't know this was happening) and important to listen to.
Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,