In this guest post for Betsy Warland’s Oscar Salon series, Yvonne discusses how ideas of identity affect her writing, from her place in her family to her place in a world struggling with the politics of gender roles and race.
“Gender is a stamp or record of who we are and who we are judged to be. My son seems to clearly self-identify as male. Myself, I’m not always sure. When I play “The Game of Life” with my niece she won’t let me be blue.”