“There is nothing more gut-wrenching than knowing all the stories you read, all the stories you love, are about others. Or in fact, to those stories you are the Other: different, not according to the norm, an issue–or in fact, don’t exist at all. The world reflected in stories is homogeneous, unlike the world we live in. It’s time to diversify that literary landscape.” The DiversifYA team.
DiversifYA is a collection of interviews that allows us to share our stories, all of us. All sorts of diversity and all marginalized experiences. We are not Other.
DiversifYA is a tool, an introduction. Allow us to convince you that the world is so much richer than the world we often read about, and that every reader deserves to find themselves in books.
DiversifYA is our way to show you: diversity is all of us. Diversity is reality. We all have shared experiences, no matter how different we may be, and the countless combinations of sameness and difference is what makes this world amazing. It’s about time more stories reflected that.
On this site, you’ll find interviews that represent a plethora of experiences. Aside from that, we also host occasional DiversiThemes, thematic blog posts that focus on diversity-related issues, and Round Table discussions, wherein a group of panelists discusses broader issues of diversity and YA literature. You can find us on Twitter for trivia, links, and DiversiChats!