PetraPanther

Hello to everyone reading this. 
          	As I've been reading lately I noticed a lot of people are going after the authors for saying black or African American when trying to add diversity to their characters. The same as they would say Latino or Asian. @TheBiblicalSinner who I am currently reading is getting so much flack from that community and I just don't understand why. Perfect example he was describing a person of color up on stage who was African American and was saying how good she was singing but people in the comments were flipping out because he said African American. So here's my question.
          	What do we call you? This is my response to one of the comments:::: (sorry it's so long but I would really love feedback on this)
          	
          	I'm not starting anything. I REALLY wanna know. Seriously. No arguing.
          	The same as I would say "that white girl over there with a red hair...i love her shirt." I'm not allowed to say "that black  girl over there with the blonde hair.... I love her shoes."
          	At this point I cant say black, colored, cocoa, brown, African American, dark skinned..... I mean how the hell do we describe you because saying a person of color is NOT accurate! Because it includes ANY POC. I'm not wanting to tell my friend that I like the Asian girls shoes or the Latinos shoes or the Indians shoes.... I'm complimenting the....what girl????? I'm seriously confused! I know all the N words are a no-no. I get that. TOTALLY. But why do you still call each other that? And why did the kids I grew up with call me theirs? (As in "Hey'O my ____!"   I am seriously confused. And just imagine how an author who was trying to include someone of color in their book feels. No wonder they don't diversify. 
          	

thatonecrazychick55

@PetraPanther NP bestie, glad I could help
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PetraPanther

@PetraPanther Nah girl your good. There is no deadline to answer.  It does help. One of my black friends basically told me "We ARE black and brown. Some people just get sensitive but I'm black like your white.......honkey"  (were besties so we call each other worse lol) and honestly when I tan....I'm darker than her and her son. So yeah. I never saw a difference growing up. I couldn't stand my grandpa because he always talked horrible about blacks and basically 90% of my friends were POC. I'm guessing it has a lot to do with where you live too. I grew u in Cleveland Ohio so things were a lot different than say Maine. When I moved south one of the first friends I made was black. She honestly told me, no lie "You act more black than I do." I didn't get it though till later. She grew up with mostly white people so had hardly any "slang"  whereas I did. Because I grew up and went to inner city schools in Cleveland that are predominantly colored and use shortened speech type slang. That's how I talked. I dunno. I'm writing a book here it seems so yeah. But THANK YOU so much for your input. (Hugs) stay safe. 
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thatonecrazychick55

@PetraPanther I just realized this was in March on my birthday, I look kind of stupid but I still hoped it helped. ;)
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wnnoxer

Thanks for the follow, Petra. I hope you’re going to enjoy my stories! Love, Wendy ❤️

wnnoxer

I hope you’re enjoying the one you’re reading right now! And don’t hesitate to let me know what you think of my stories once you’re starting to read them.❤️
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PetraPanther

@wnnoxer can't wait to finish the one I'm reading so I can start yours. :)
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Amyls_

Hi, I saw you have a list reading, for unfinished stories this is just to warn you that even though "Creature" isn't marked as complete it is. I couldn't have slept without telling you. This book has my heart.

PetraPanther

@Amyls_ I think I did finish it but failed to move it to finished highly recommended. So thank you. And I agree 100%
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endangered_xdodo

I love you and your bio
          
          
          
          
          You sound so strong. Would love to have a person like you around❤️

PetraPanther

@endangered_xdodo it's all good. I totally understand. ((Hugs))
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endangered_xdodo

@endangered_xdodo Can I call you my elder sister? I relate to you so much. Please don't mind.
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PetraPanther

@endangered_xdodo I'm just seeing this but thank you. ❤️
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LyingHartBeat

Your bio is inspiring ♡

LyingHartBeat

Ha ha thank you Petra, you're wonderful 
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PetraPanther

@LyingHartBeat Well for the record, your not ignorant. Maybe uninformed but not ignorant. Ignorant is when you don't want to learn. 
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LyingHartBeat

For sure . Whenever I wanna have a meaningful conversation I might hit you up . Sometimes you just long to have a real thorough discussion about certain topics .
            
            I think im ignorant to alot of things and im making it my goal to (among many other things) educate myself more on topics that are important. 
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notstress_depressed

I love you pfp pic, where did you get it??

PetraPanther

☺️
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notstress_depressed

Ah, thank youuuuu
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PetraPanther

@YaoiLover12316 Try this link. It takes you to Pinterest. It's under retro futuristic art. 
             https://pin.it/3DGhXQK
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rubyranawrites

Your responses to my comments on @mercifulmeh’s Sex & Retribution cracked me up so I’m following you now haha ❤️ 

PetraPanther

Well now I know lol
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rubyranawrites

@PetraPanther omg ☠️☠️☠️ the emojis are limited here 
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