While not a journalist, more of an observationist, this blog response over this article 39 Pieces of Advice for Journalists and Writers of Color
"Imparting advice is tricky — while I am always excited to and interested in speaking with women of color about how identity intersects with their own writing, I’m still very much in an incubation period. I am a slow writer, (it’s looking more and more like I read more than I write), I don’t take…
”Either trying from a young age to fit in, or be the best, or be invisible?”
This quote particularly struck me. A familiar game plan, particularly to be invisible when everyone else tried to catch attention. It was a survival technique for unknown environments or an awkward awareness to dodge unseen dynamics. As someone of mixed race, I’m completely melt into several “passable” non-descript social corners, ultimately feeling passable versus comfortable in any place. Already, by elementary school, my Korean grade school teacher gave me the book “Josie On Her Own”, about “a black inner city girl written by a white Swedish author going to camp way out in the country” from this review. I was left holding this book wondering what the teacher targeted as my message. A small truth, some crossroads from childhood never resolve.