Let me just start right of the bat by being honest with you, I haven’t written a discussion post until now, because I was scared. I would love to write discussions about feminism and diversity, but I feel like my opinion might not be valid enough. That leads me into the topic of this discussion; Can you really discuss diversity if you come from a privileged, non- marginalized place? Let’s discuss!
If someone would ask me this question my immediate answer would be yes. Yes, you can. Diversity and feminism are very important topics to talk about and the more people talking the better. So why is it that I don’t dare to post a discussion about it?
I feel like #OwnVoices matter most. People that really face the problems on a daily basis. How can I really talk about racism if I don’t experience it? Is my opinion valid enough if I only repeat what others have said about their experiences with it? I’m growing up in a very good place. I don’t experience racism or discrimination. I don’t get judged based on just my skin colour, my beliefs or even the fact that I am a woman and I know I’m lucky. They are countless other people who do, so isn’t their opinion more valid?
Asking myself these questions over and over again has resulted in me not writing any discussion posts, although I’d love to. I would love to spread the word about good diverse books and how much diversity and feminism matter. So today I’m asking you What do you think? I would love to discuss it in the comments!
See you next time! Love,