There Is No Single Story That Will Do The Work
Why "light," "dark," and other simple categories shouldn't be the metric by which we judge queer stories.
Sometimes when writer social media starts going back and forth about what kind of stories are best - dark edgy ones, or hopeful gentle ones; stories that sound the alarm about a social problem, stories that offer a solution, or stories that help us to forget our problems entirely - I start wondering if we've forgotten Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's classic talk, "The Danger of a Single Story."
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