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If you had to check ONE BOX to define yourself, could you do it?
Catherine and I have been told throughout our lives to pick “black” like our mother or “white” like our father… but we REFUSE, because we are a kaleidoscope of colors, cultures, and creativity.
As kids, we knew of NO other white-looking, mixed-race kids — and were sometimes teased and rejected for being so. As English majors, we read books about “tragic mulattoes” who were too white to be black, and too black to be white.
We REJECTED that too, choosing TRIUMPH by writing ourselves into American literature. Catherine wrote three young adult novels called The Veronica Series, based on her childhood memories of the world imposing its racial views on her.
And I wrote three women’s novels about mixed-race characters who are trying to figure out who they are, where they do or don’t fit in, and what they’re supposed to do with their lives.
Now Catherine and I are using the pain of our past — and the power of our pens — to help other people who don’t fit in the boxes to show their true colors on the pages of books.
Two Sisters Writing & Publishing helps people who — like us — are living way outside the box, either by virtue of our birth, race, religion, culture, gender, and other factors. We embrace and celebrate — and provide a writing home — for anyone who has a story to tell.
The writing process is healing and therapeutic for you, and nurtures the heart and soul of those who read your story and glean strength, perseverance, and hope from you.
We are on a mission to showcase diverse stories for the world. Our story is your story. And it’s StoryTime!
Please watch the complete video on the Two Sisters Writing & Publishing channel on YouTube or on our FaceBook page.
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