“I see myself as part of a larger movement of writers of color, of Asian-American writers who have collectively been trying so hard to bring different voices and perspectives to American audiences and have often felt overlooked or marginalized in different ways.” – Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner
My name is Jaskaran (pronounced Jas-karen). I am a 25-year-old “young professional” (not really) living and working in Toronto, Canada.
I’m no Pulitzer Prize winner but I’ve always wanted to be a writer. There are many reasons why I didn’t pursue it after high school but the biggest is that I didn’t think it was a viable career option.
Not to mention, whether it was a novel, magazine article or screenplays for major motion pictures, they were always primarily written by white people. This only discouraged me further because I always thought, “people of colour can’t do that.”
Of course, my perspective has changed and that is why I’ve started this blog. I hope you like it.
Look out for my stories and be sure to follow me!