I went through rosters of people who were members of minority journalism groups and then tried searching their Twitter feeds. And people love these anthologies; they matter in the moment.
Was this something you thought about in making selections? But even if I’m criticized, isn’t it better for me to take a little heat in terms of moving the issue forward? It wasn’t difficult to find great stories by women, but it took a commitment of time.
I started by going through the usual sources, grabbing everything worthy by a woman and hitting print.
It’s much harder to figure out how to bring diversity into an anthology.
You can tell by most bylines and it’s misleading and poor methodology to look at people’s photographs and make your own determination.