Episode 10 – Racial and gendered language

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—continue our conversation on marking the unmarked. To listen to the episode, find us on Podbean or your favourite podcast app.  What we talked about the importance of being conscious about the language you use AND how you use itthat language is forever changing and... Continue Reading →

Episode 8 – Diversity within diversity

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—talk about diversity within diversity and what writers can learn from the concept of intersectionality. To listen to the episode, find us on Podbean or your favourite podcast app.  What we talked about how Kimberlé Crenshaw came to coin the term ‘intersectionality’Black Lives Matter as... Continue Reading →

Episode 7 – Tokenism in literature

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we—Bethany and Mariëlle—talk about the third common pitfall when representing diverse characters: tokenism. To listen to the episode, find us on Podbean or your favourite podcast app.  What we talked about what tokenism is and why it is problematicwhy characters such as JK Rowling’s Cho Chang are... Continue Reading →

Episode 4 – The fear of cultural appropriation

In this episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we talk about the fear of cultural appropriation. What we talked about How we define cultural appropriationThe difference between cultural appropriation and cultural exchangeAssassin’s Creed III vs. Disney’s Pocahontas, and why Assassin’s Creed III does it better than Pocahontas didThe “So sorry about colonialism” narrativeMarvel’s Black Panther,... Continue Reading →

From podcast to book

You could say that we’ve been on this journey towards writing a book on how to work with diversity in writing for a long time, ever since we each fell in love with stories and realized what an impact they make on our conscious and subconscious minds. The power of myth is nearly endless. And... Continue Reading →

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