As a writer, I don’t know what I’d do if my work didn’t at least influence or aspire someone (even me) to a greater possibility or humanity. Or if my work didn’t align with my beliefs about Black liberation and how we get free. I don’t know how I’d react if I ever knew that my work deeply offended my community. However, I know for the sake of my people for which I largely do this, I would be open to more insight and reconciliation for my actions. Whether I was conscious of the potential backlash beforehand or not.