I smell tokenism…

Many of the contributors have chosen to identify themselves as a certain group in order to tell their stories. Their stories tell us the effects of tokenism, and what it’s like to be treated as a caricature of a group they identify as. However, we do not think that any of the stories are definitive of any group, or even definitive of the contributor.

Everyone is much more complex than all of our stories combined. We are trying to shed a small light on this complexity. At the same time, we recognize that the project can come across as tokenistic.

Our hope is that as we grow, this concern will be alleviated by the sheer variety of stories. We also never force an identity upon any of our contributors, and all posts are tagged by the contributors themselves.

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