Earlier this week, Kirsten West Savali published a thoughtful and wrenching account of what it is like for her to write columns on race and racism from her hometown in Mississippi.

She says, “I write so I can live. I write so black people can see their pain, strength and beauty illuminated in a white-washed media reeking with the stench of implicit and explicit racial bias that too often fails to recognise any of the three.”

Read the full piece here.