The Curse of Good Representation

“Good representation” often puts pressure on the same marginalized creatives it claims to help

Ashia Monet
5 min readMar 24, 2022

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This is not an essay about creators making art depicting marginalizations they do not hold. That’s another essay. The focus of this essay is on what is often called “ownvoices”, a term created by YA author Corinne Duyvis to describe books featuring…

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Ashia Monet

Ashia Monet is a speculative fiction novelist. Her debut novel THE BLACK VEINS is available now. Follow her on Twitter @ashiamonet + Instagram @ashiawrites