Words have the power to do good: to uplift, to inspire, to provoke thought, and to represent those who do not see themselves in media.

Words also have the power to do harm: to marginalize, to hurt, to reinforce stereotypes, to erase identities.

 

Writers hold these powers in their hands.

Our conscious language guide will show you how to wield the up-to-date terms and phrases regarding:

  • race

  • gender

  • sexuality

  • disability

It will also give you tips on how to avoid stereotypes and problematic language in your writing.

 

Then it explains the role sensitivity readers can play with assisting in your creation of authentic characters and relaying your message exactly as you intended.

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