This is about the personal and cultural sensitivity involved in writing someone else’s experience. The experts on oppression, after all are not the ones who do it, but those who suffer it. And they have to be consulted. Internal bias is a real and powerful thing that can eclipse obvious facts from even the best-intended writer. While we are the authors, they are the authorities.
In this class we will explore telling someone else’s story, writing from someone else’s point of view, and summarizing something of someone else’s experience in ways that are respectful, effective, and honorable. Come with someone else’s experience in mind. We will summarize the issues and have individual work time for a song of your choosing.