Episode 13 pt. 2 - Kennedy Ryan

In this second, and concluding installment of Willow's interview with author Kennedy Ryan, the conversation moves to love & basketball, the pain of erasure, the risk and reward of writing truthfully, and finally, a Whitney tune.

I feel like sometimes we pussyfoot around real things–we walk on eggshells–and when we do that, it’s not productive because we’re not having conversations around truth. We’re having conversations around only those things that we feel comfortable bringing out.

Some of my books are not necessarily “interracial,” but all of my books have diversity. That is a part of my mission as a writer—to reflect culture as I see it actually.
— Kennedy Ryan