Confederate Monuments Are Falling, and the White Man In the Sky Has Finally Come Down

Susan DeFClimate, political interlude, PublicationsLeave a Comment

Y’all, something AMAZING happened last week: the statue of John C. Calhoun in downtown Charleston, SC–where my husband is from, and where we lived from 2016 to 2018–was taken down, in recognition of its racist history. As my brother-in-law recently explained it online, “Calhoun was a pro-slavery White supremacist, who also had a career as a politician. He was the … Read More

Decolonizing Creative Writing: 6 Guidelines for Teachers, Freelance Editors, and Book Coaches Committed to Equity

Susan DeFcraft, Writing resourcesLeave a Comment

As the country erupted in protests over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery last week, I spent some time on the phone with two of my Black clients. We talked about our fears and hopes for this country, and we talked about their creative work. I’m sure they were both feeling shell shocked, and I’m sure … Read More