Lifting Up Marginalized Voices

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  I’m going to keep this short for two reasons…the first being that I want my words to have an impact, and to do that, shorter is better. And second, even though words matter, actions matter more.   I’ve been thinking about marginalized voices for a long time. Many, many years. My job as a teacher focuses on lifting those voices out of the noise and making sure they’re heard….

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Kimmery Uneasily Discusses Ethics

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gahhhh. I have been marking the approaching date of this week’s Debutante Ball topic—the ethics of representing marginalized characters—with fervent dread. Who in their right mind is going to want to listen to me yammer on about the ethics of representing marginalized characters? I’m straight, I’m Christian, I’m able-bodied, and I’m whiter than Gollum. (Yep. I did my DNA one time and it came back greater than 99% English and…

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