S40E6 – Why to Get a Sensitivity Reader

Having representation in fiction is important. It reflects the reality of our world to have a varied character base. This includes having characters with disabilities, from different races, or of varied sexual orientation and gender identities. When writing those characters, you also need to make sure they’re more than a stereotyped token character. A sensitivity reader can help with that.

In this episode, we discuss the process of finding and using a sensitivity reader so you can be inclusive in your representation without causing harm.

First aired February 20, 2023.

There was a lot to discuss in this episode that had to be cut for time. If you would like an extended version, please contact us at writingroots@aspenhousepublishing.com.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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