Who’s your Audience
I’ve had a hard time trying to decide who I want to write this book for.
Do I want to write a book to a more general audience of college educated Jane Doe or do I want to write a book to practitioners in philanthropy?
Do I want to say what I really think, which will probably come off critical and bitchy, or do I want to sugarcoat it all and attempt to reach a wider audience?
Then again, cant the audience sense the sugar coat? Would they care?
This month has been big on me trying to figure out which role to play as I get invited to give even more talks in the coming months. On one hand the stereotypes of the ‘angry Black woman’ abound (watched a reality show recently?). I know that at a certain point you fit into people’s preconceived notions so well that they don’t even listen to what you have to say. And isn’t critiquing the eager and earnest do-gooders the ultimate?!
So whats a critical Black woman to do? I’m torn.