Category: but I hope I got close?

I love your work and have been for a long time! Thank you for your dedication to queer history. What would you say was the most unexpected upside of working on this project?

Thank you so much! It is so good to know that our work is reaching people! I think the most unexpected side has honestly been the stories that I haven’t meant to write about.

The article about Bajazid Doda is one I am the proudest of, and I started out writing about someone else. Following the footnote to a beautiful story has been a journey I am surprised by every time. 

I worry a lot that someone more qualified, or smarter, or with more resources, should be doing this work instead of me, but finding stories like his, sharing stories like his, I can’t feel unworthy in those moments. I just can’t.