Constance Garcia-Barrio, a Philadelphia freelancer, writes about education, travel, theater, and Black culture in the US and in Hispanic countries. Her credits include the Inquirer, Grid magazine, Christian Science Monitor, and more. You can reach her at [email protected].
By this Author
Writers can do justice to characters outside their own identities. Here’s how.
Under other skins
Writing in the voice of a character who doesn’t share your identity takes a lot of learning and soul-searching, finds author Constance Garcia-Barrio, but it can be done well.