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I rarely comment on the happenings in #Romancelandia. I'm a lurker. But I have a few things to say and get off my chest because this weekend seriously sucked. So forgive the very long post. Eight years ago, I was in a toxic job. /1?
they never respected my feelings, belittled me and I could never trust them. My instincts were right. I sought other job opportunities, but they fired me before I could get out. I’d never been fired before. Ever. That very day I laid in my bed, arm slung over my eyes /2?
and asked God what should I do. Me and God…we’ve had these types of convos and He usually comes through. I got the strong impression that I needed to get my butt out of bed and write. Prior to that day, I’d been dabbling in writing for a few years, but day job came 1st. /3?
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Still thinking this morning about white (often straight, cis) women in #romance. A crucial lesson all of us must learn in order to do effective anti-oppression work in our daily lives is that to the extent we feel comfortable and comforted in exclusive spaces, ... 1/
... our comfort is crafted by exclusion.

Gonna say this again: Our comfort is crafted by exclusion.

And that should make us uncomfortable. And, ultimately, it should make it impossible for us to feel comforted by those spaces. 2/
(IMPORTANT CAVEAT: "exclusive space" in this context does not mean exclusive of people who make a space unsafe through violations of codes of conduct. I'm talking about exclusive spaces built upon us/them, privileged/marginalized dynamics.) 3/
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Now, if you'd like to see what and who in our community is up to no good, please refer to the following tweets with vital information so we can STOP attacking the victims involved in this situation.
First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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First up at #popcaanz18 this morning: @MTRamosGarcia, talking about Jane the Virgin, metafiction and bilingualism.
Ramos-Garcia: one of the more original features of Jane the Virgin is the omniscient meta-fictional narrator, playing into the tropes of the telenovela. #PopCAANZ18
Ramos-Garcia: the script calls him the "ubiquitous Latin lover narrator". #PopCAANZ18
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