Guest Post: for Betsy Warland

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.”

Read the complete article here.