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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Express Yourself: Social Challenges

Thank you to Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books for this weekly meme!

This might be both an easy and a hard question because it's not something I get to talk about often, the question of my biggest social challenge.

I think I said this a while back, but I began my growing up in a predominantly white town called Yardley, PA. It's about an hour north of Philly, just west of Trenton, NJ. I spent a lot of time being if not the only, one of the only black students in my classes. For a while, I did wish I looked like my friends, but overall, I was accepted, and I was fine. Moving down to Delaware, however, was a culture shock. Dover was actually a segregated city when my mom was growing up, and the further south you go, the clearer it is that some mentalities haven't changed. So it's hard going through days where people always categorize or judge people based on what color they are, and you see it on the news so often it's sad to see the tug-of-war between how far we have or haven't come.

Didn't mean to bring down the mood, but hopefully the world changes. :)


  1. People judging others purely because of their skin color and other superficial factors is definitely sad. I really hope the world manages to move past that mentality someday!

  2. I've never understood that. I've lived all across the US and in several foreign countries, and people are people. I'm blessed I go to a church that is mixed, and from what I understand, we are one of the few. That is sad.

    1. Yeah, my church is predominantly black, and even though I'm needed there, sometimes I would like to be in a more integrated setting because that's where I'm most comfortable.


  3. I'm trying to go through the EYM list, like you'd mentioned. Some people have been on vacation and others have dealt with sickness and death in families, so Dani and I feel saddened for them and understand completely.
    There are others that may have forgotten so I will be sending them an email soon, to see if they would still like to participate. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Hopefully, in August, the list will be better.

    1. Aw, now I feel a little jerky. lol

      You're welcome!


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