Embracing Diversity in Literature: The Critical Role of Representation in Fiction

How Inclusive Storytelling Shapes Our Worldview and Fosters Empathy

Wilbur Greene
Nov 2, 2023
8 min read
Photo by Clay Banks

In fiction, "representation" refers to the presence and portrayal of characters from diverse backgrounds, encompassing race, gender, sexuality, culture, and ability. It's a literary lens that reflects the multifaceted nature of society, ensuring that the myriad voices and experiences of different groups are given visibility in the stories we tell.

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