I shall reiterate — unlike many others, it is not sharing a platform with certain voices I have a specific issue with, but the way this has been handled and, in particular, the continued refusal of Substack to release a list of their Pros. It’s all very nudge nudge, wink wink, and I do not like it. If a major publishing house offers me a deal in the future (and, quite frankly, I am confident this will happen, with my plan for hybridisation and all) then I will not spend too much time scouring their authorial backlist for names I disagree with — that is a swift ticket to never being published. Our world is full of different voices, some calm and peaceful, spreading messages of love and kindness to all, others more rabid, loud and frothing with hatred and fear. I’d rather get my own message out there alongside that of someone I disagree with, rather than stick to principles which means no one ever hears it — I am confident that my message of kindness, tolerance, acceptance and love is the right one and will one day be universally accepted, after all. That, or we destroy ourselves.