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In this episode of Decipher Podcast, a story about an author who tried to write a minority protagonist.

Corey interviews self-published author Ksenia Anske as she tells her story of writing a novel and changing her protagonist from a white woman to a black woman. After receiving backlash from some readers on what amounted to cultural appropriation, Ksenia learned hard lessons about what diversity in literature really means. We are joined in the discussion by writer Ash Davis and educator Eric Mills.

  • Hosts: Sharmila Sahni, Lauren Hayes, and Corey Long
  • Special Guests: Ash Davis and Eric Mills
  • Story Segment Producer: Corey Long
  • Story Segment Interview: Ksenia Anske
  • Audio Production: Corey Long
  • Decipher Theme Music and Cover Art: Nathaniel James Zablan

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