World of Stories was born out of Lin and Margrit's frequent lunch dates where they would talk about the diversity representation (or lack thereof) in the books, movies, and tv shows they'd read or watched.
As members of marginalized communities and avid consumers of content, both are passionate about seeing more of themselves and more people of other marginalizations in the stories around them.
The world is a diverse place, and the stories we consume should reflect that.
Hudson Lin (she/her)
Hudson Lin was raised by conservative immigrant parents and grew up straddling two cultures with ofttimes conflicting perspectives on life. Instead of conforming to either, she has sought to find a third way that brings together the positive elements of both.
Having spent much of her life on the outside looking in, Lin writes romance stories about outsiders who fight to carve out their place in society, and overcome everyday challenges to find love and happily ever afters.
When not engrossed in a story, Hudson knits, drinks tea, and works the 9 to 5 in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada. Follow Lin on all the social media: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit her website (hudsonlin.com) for more information about her books.
Margrit Talpalaru (they/them)
Margrit is an avid reader, genre-switching writer, and all-around editor. An immigrant from Romania, they are now based in Toronto, the traditional territory of several indigenous nations. Margrit teaches communication through the lens of social justice, diversity, and inclusion. When not sharing the soundwaves with Lin at the World of Stories podcast, Margrit can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and at creativecritique.ca.