"I regret being scared. I regret wasting time thinking I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t deserve a seat at the table. You do belong and your voice is worthy. Say it to yourself in the mirror every morning if you have to, but don’t ever forget it."
Jenna Wortham, reporter, New York Times, to Buzzfeed. 39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color.
Buzzfeed asks twenty established writers what advice they’d give to those breaking into the industry.
Here are the questions:
- What piece of advice would you, as a writer of color, give to burgeoning writers/journalists of color?
- What do you know now about being a writer of color that you wish you’d known when you first started?
- Is there anything you did as a writer starting out that you now regret?
Read through for the answers.
Take courage from wherever you can find it.
I feel the same way about myself everyday. Ugh, I hate feeling like this.
"My problem is that I fall in love with words, rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts, instead of reality. And it will be the death of me."
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"Be with someone who would drive five hours, just to see you for one."
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