If you're wondering how I can place pictures of women, soul-hypnotizing music and God on one page, understand that I am a sinner yearning for the heart of a saint, but a saint who has the eyes of a sinner. A poet who sees words as a conviction, a lyricist who uses her tongue as a weapon and a blessing at the same time. My name isn't important just my beliefs and values.
Own your narratives because it is important to tell stories of your people without painting them as caricatures, without showing them as pitiful beings. Do not write about your people with some patronizing tone. So, own your narrative. Forget how others might use their westernization to critic your culture, do not let that dissuade you from writing passionately about your people. Write your diverse stories.