Why are all the spanking fiction heroines white?
Posted August 4, 2014on:
Its an older article but still true! ❤ DIVERSITY
I just read this (vanilla) blog post by Cheryl Rainfield about why we need diversity in YA fiction. Could not agree more. I won’t say “but it goes beyond YA fiction” because, quite fairly, she *is* talking about YA fiction. She’s a YA author. By the same token, I write spanking fiction so I will talk about diversity in spanking fiction.
But it does go beyond YA fiction or even mainstream fiction. The one stipulation I will demand for cover art on my books is that I do not want the characters shown from the front. Why? I do not want a race or ethnicity assigned to the characters, at least not by an artist. For a reader to enjoy the story and imagine the characters as a certain ethnicity (often the same as the reader) is lovely and what I hope will happen. To present the characters as…
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