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We Need More Characters With Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities in Fiction

Can you remember the last book you read that featured a character with a disability that wasn’t central to the plot? What about a Black character, or a gay character, where their race or sexuality wasn’t the highlight of the story?

And, most importantly, when was the last time you felt represented by a novel? Has a book made you feel seen lately? I hope the answer is yes, but all too often, books are sadly lacking in diversity.

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