As a Black/African American woman who is married to a Scottish immigrant with two multicultural children, I have a great deal of knowledge when comes to the conscious and unconscious biases towards those unlike ourselves.
- Black/African American characters, women especially
- Black/African American in predominantly white spaces
- Racism and microaggressions within workplace or personnel
- Racial profiling
- Interracial relationships
- Culture shock
- Black Lives Matter
- Mental illness including ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia from family perspective and personal
- Parenting child with learning disabilities
- Childhood trauma
- Abusive relationship
There is a high amount of emotional labor required for a sensitivity read and all reads are a minimum of $25 regardless of length.
- From $0.002¢ or $20 for 10,000 words for single pass and one round of follow-up questions.
- Free 30 minutes initial consultation.
- From $25 for sensitivity consults for outline and story ideas.
Why do I offer this service?
Let’s have a conversation like we’re face to face for a second. . .
As an avid reader, I started finding myself in situations where I wanted to completely write off an author based on their cultural insensitivity. I hated that. There were authors that I absolutely adored who would go on to write some of stupidest things about people and cultures they obviously knew nothing about. It grated my nerves.
Then one day, an author who I had gotten to know on a personal level came to me with an idea she had for a book which featured a black woman. She wanted to make sure she didn’t offend me with her work. I was beyond humbled to know that their was a brilliant author out there who thought so much of me that she didn’t want to offend me with her work. I literally cried off and on for three days because I was so touched.
When I read her manuscript and I wasn’t impressed at all. There were even times where I was offended by her work. I knew she was a woman with deep respect for everyone regardless of their race. I also knew that if I hadn’t known that beforehand, I would have never read one of her books again. I would’ve had the wrong opinion of her and that’s not fair to her or myself.
I sent her my feedback with edits and to my surprise she published them. That was when I knew that this was an important role – being that friend who will tell you the truth. The one who will tell you not to wear that outfit, you need to fix your hair, or just because someone made it, doesn’t mean you’re supposed to wear it. So, that’s who I am. I’m your new honest best friend.
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