Published in


Yes, I’m A Black Writer — But I Can’t Write About Race Anymore

Living and documenting Black pain is too much of an ask

Black writers are expected to write about pain.

We’re regularly asked to suffer on the page for a voyeuristic White gaze, that feeds off cathartic writing from people of color.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Assad Abderemane

English graduate student and freelance writer based in France. Words at Level, Elemental, Gen, Human Parts, etc. Email: abderemane.m.assad@gmail.com