Shared Progress

As the "makers and carriers of fresh meaning" (Joy Harjo), we know this time and opportunity is historic. Sun Literary is committed to the luminous belief that shared progress is possible and providential.

Honoring the truth that each of us is evolving in our own information literacy and self-agency, each client & collaborator is valued as unique, with a distinct identity, culture, perspective, imagination, and life experiences at work. This distinction is what excites and replenishes us most within this field of work and creativity. 

Based in Oklahoma where the Trail of Tears reminds of grief and the land resounds of regeneration, Sun Literary acknowledges that our genetic and social history is complex, that a spiritual and social tendency towards superior thinking and erasure remains, that race is a social construct and no one is exempt from its institutionalization but some have experienced its impact far more egregiously. All parts of the story are necessary for shared progress. Sun Literary's work compassionately acknowledges the human reality that personal and inherited life experiences inform our "seeing" – our  vision, language, and habits of narration. 

Sun Literary's multicultural methodology implements interinformed wisdom – multiple perspectives, intersections, educational resources, accessibility and embodied expertise in our process of review and consultation. Like our historic and present-day realities, publishing has a long way to go in accompanying an equitable, just, accessible and compassionate world; but we are joyful witnesses & participants in the fact that it's leading the way. This is the power and privilege of story-making.

Our multicultural reviews include Persons and Communities of Culture beyond the current scope or definition of the sociopolitical term "BIPOC" to provide inclusive and equitable representations, which more accurately includes First Nations/Native sovereign tribes, as well as People of Disability, Neurodivergences, multiple inheritances and more in the effort to avoid a monolithic approach to distinct identities, complexities, or culture.  In this evolving terrain, we move towards better language alongside better understanding and inclusion.

All projects are approached with a guiding commitment to shared progress.

We are deeply listening and engaged.

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost." ― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

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