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I would love to know if this movement has already affected you in some way. Please comment below and feel free to do so anonymously if you like.
Writers, have you included diverse (POC, LGBTQ, disabled, religious, etc.) characters in your works-in-progress when you hadn't originally considered it?
Agents, editors, have you specifically looked for diverse writers because of raised awareness following this campaign? Have you suggested or supported writers to include diverse characters in a book when in the past you might not have addressed it?
Librarians and booksellers, have you been more aware of diverse books--recommending them to patrons/clients, creating displays, turning them out, etc.--than you were before?
Readers, have you been more inclined to read, buy, check-out books by diverse writers or about diverse characters?
Bloggers/reviewers, have you been more likely to review diverse books? More likely to be vocal about them, recommend them than before?
People who identify as being disabled, LGBTQ, of color, religious, do you feel more welcome, more seen, in the book community than before?
Whether the campaign has affected you or not, I'd be curious to hear your experience.