Sonya Lalli with her books

Women in minority backgrounds in romance novels


I recently spoke with the Richmond News about the universal themes in my novels, the expectations that South Asian women, and women of minority backgrounds, face growing up and my new role as Richmond’s newest Writer-in-Residence.

“Often women from minority backgrounds have to make hard choices.”

“(Women) are often burdened by these expectations, cultural baggage, sexism and many obstacles that hinder us from becoming our best selves or true selves, and going after what we really want, loving who we really want and that kind of thing.”

You can read the full article on The Richmond News website here.

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