Hey Everyone Jen here... Alexandria and Aurele's PA!
It is with a sad heart that I am announcing that Alie will no longer be on Facebook.
I guess after ten years, the bullshit finally got to her. It is completely fucked up to me that an awesome author like Alexandria Infante has to move on in order to make it in this business, when 100s of authors out there can barely write, and still make the "Times Best Seller" list; but authors like her continue to get shit, and continue to struggle in this genre.
This writing market is basically the adult world of "Mean Girls."
If you aren't "Cool" enough...or "You're Different," from that cliche cooker cutter trite out there...than the masses won't touch you, or the mean girls make it a point to cock block you at every turn.
This is the reason why many women of color label their books Multicultural, so they don't have to deal with this shite.
It breaks my heart that everyday in this IR & MC world, someone else gets to put their belief on what this genre is...and the mindless drones follow them as if they speak the holy message from God.
What then happens is we lose amazing authors like Alie, SC Edwards, and a host of others who don't want to jump through the mean girls hoops, just to be a writer; so they take their work to "others" who will appreciate them. And the crazy funny part is, when they do this; they then become a "Sell Out" to their race and culture...when you never appreciated them in the first place!
When you don't allow other authors to become a part of, or basically do all that you can to make them feel uninvited because you want to "Praise a certain race," you are no better than the white racist who want an entire white society...and unfortunately...people of color can't see that they are falling into the same crap that racist white people are.
I will continue to support her, and shout from the roof tops that her shit is the bomb...until the masses hear it!
This kind of crap makes me sick, and makes me not want to publish myself, as a biracial woman.
We have to stop this crap, we are all people of color, and my journey, Alie's or any other multiracial or biracial woman's journey is just as fucking important as the next.
I'm completely disgusted today...thank God for the hot Hawaiian men on this fricken beach right now!