I just finished listening to The Stolen Lilac, and I am overwhelmed by how wonderful it is when I listen to your stories to hear they/them individuals being referred to in such remarkably ordinary ways. I'm sure I could find more examples if I actively sought them out, but it's so nice to be settled into a pre-existing special interest and have it already available, and it speaks to the kind of world we could live in in the future and gives me hope.
I know The Stolen Lilac isn't the only one of your stories that does it, and I love all of them, but goodness, I certainly am very aware and appreciative of it today. Thank you.
Anon thank you so much for sending me this. This exact feeling is why I started Patchwork Fairy Tales! Because I want as much people as possible to see themselves in the kinds of stories I loved growing up.
And of course I’m telling them to myself too. I want to see myself and my friends and all the people I haven’t even met yet in these stories.
It makes me so happy you find goodness in them 💜