browngirlbooklover interview with Lara Stapleton

Leslie-Ann Murray (@browngirlbooklover) interviews Lara Stapleton

BGBL: Why is diversity in the literary industry important?

LS: “I like what Shonda Rhimes said about it, “It’s normalizing.” Part of being humane is understanding that everybody’s stories are important.

People of privilege think that their expensive education gives them more of a right to these stories than others, and at the same time not they don’t really support societal shifts that give people enough education and confidence to easily take ownership over their stories.

Diversity in literature is important because human beings are important and because there are so many interesting stories to be told.”

Watch the interview here.