Dare is currently on hiatus.
Dare loves stories, and is eternally torn between discovering new ones and rereading old favorites. When not reading, they can be found volunteering or doing paid non-profit work. They have found that their focus on helping is just as essential to sensitivity reading as their love of stories, and so put kindness at the core of their approach. Kindness in sensitivity reading means not shaming writers for “being problematic” but instead focusing on solutions. Dare focuses on gently working with you to discuss intersections of cultural context with your writing, offering potential solutions and alternate approaches, and giving you the resources you need.
Kindness also means not offering false reassurances and positivity while glossing things over. Instead, it means offering concrete resources and advice to take your piece to the next level. It means offering a new perspective on your work to help you match up the story you’re conveying to the story you want to tell. Ultimately, Dare’s approach is about giving you the tools to tell your story the best you can.
Dare enthusiastically works with a range of genres, with a special soft spot for YA and urban fantasy.
Sensitivity / Expert
- Topics and representation related to Latinx diaspora in the US
- Mixed race representation
- Queer/LGBTQ+ topics and representation
- Disability topics and representation
Romcom YA Urban fantasy Portal stories