Below is the twentieth chapter, “When Is It Okay To Write About Someone Else’s Culture or Experience?” You can find all previous chapters here.
Section IVWhat We Write About When We Write About SpaceshipsChapter 5When Is It Okay To Write About Someone Else’s Culture or Experience?
You’re JT LeRoy!
And then one day, this random dude chased me around a bookstore and demanded my autograph, because he was convinced I was JT LeRoy.
And never fall into the trap of thinking there should only be one token author or voice representing a whole community—that’s how we got JT LeRoy.