Author s.e. smith
If our contributors could tell an author writing a character with their disability one thing–besides “do your research”–what would it be?
Is any representation better than no representation? That argument frequently comes up in response to criticism, but is it valid?
When we see institutions in YA, we usually see them in one of two contexts: a “sane” person wrongly incarcerated in one, or a spooky (often old, sometimes abandoned but haunted by ghosts) asylum filled with “crazy people.”