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The World Is Not Changing Fast Enough To Provide Space and Safety for Every Child. I Hope This Changes That For Those Who Are Still Here.
In research we often provide what is referred to as a positionality statement. It helps our readers understand who we are, how our experiences and identities effect our understandings of the subject we are writing about. Positionality statements help avoid the fiction that research is never neutral. In the age of #OwnVoices I have come to realize, or maybe I have come to admit to the realization, that an author’s identity, community, and experiences informs the work they produce.
Librarian Angie Manfredi (@misskubelik ), Tweeted out about a book she wasn’t crazy about. Here is a link to the entire thread. “Our library copy of JULIAN IS A MERMAID has finally arrived and it is adorable but I NEED everyone in
#kidlit to acknowledge it would NOT be getting this amount of love and attention if it were written by a gender non-conforming queer IPOC…
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