Elena Fernández Collins is forensic sociolinguist and a podcast critic and reporter. A busy and talented writer, they cover audio fiction at Bello Collective and write about podcasts for Podmass (The AV Club). Elena is also the creator of Audio Dramatic, a biweekly newsletter about audio fiction.
Don’t be demoralized reading this. Move forward with your eyes open not just to the world around you, but your own actions and decisions. And if you think, “Hey, maybe an expert opinion on this matter might help me out,” go out and hire a cultural consultant and talk to them. They’re storytellers, too, and you never know what the next story might bring.