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  1. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Matthew, this is spot on: "Equally as racist as the first example, but in an unintentional way - which probably makes it even more insidious since it becomes embedded in the mainstream view of a …
  2. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Whew, lots of questions here and I'm not the best person to answer them, but since no one else has said anything, these are my thoughts. 1) One thing I would really love to see in advertising is nonwh…
  3. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    It can be a double bind, as Bani says. I don't have much experience with mainstream editors, but in any kind of writing (or any kind of public visibility, as in this discussion) I…
  4. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    But that's what I mean by changing the hive mind -- what are the numbers, actually? If you're an African American man but many of your readers are women, when someone tell…
  5. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    I hear you about POC needing to be better than the mainstream (and this is something women face too), but I also resist that message. I mean, yes, we should all strive for a standard of excellence. I …
  6. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    And the more of us do it, the less scary/risky it is for all of us. 
  7. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Of course we need more POC producing high-quality content, but does that mean we can't push the industry to change too? The fight is on all fronts. 
  8. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Well, there's no point arguing about subjectivity; it exists and always will. But subjectivity alone doesn't account for lack of promotion or representation. We don't develop our subjectivity in a vac…
  9. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    You've said a lot of things in your comment, but I want to respond to one point in particular. You said "statistically, African-American men don't travel enough for me to make a huge statistical …
  10. Lisa Hsia added a comment on The privilege of place: diversity and cultural representation in travel writing
    Roni, I can't speak to your second point, but as to the first, there was just a wonderful piece by Ari Laurel called "What Is a Universal Story, Anyway?" http://bitchmagazine.org/…