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Episode 4

Where Do We Go After Becoming Aware of Diversity Issues, with Edwina Perkins

Edwina Perkins is the assistant director of Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. She is also the coordinator for Mentoring Moments and the manager for Sensitivity Between the Lines, both with BRMCWC. She is an acquisitions editor for Iron Stream Media and the imprint Harambee Press. As a longtime member of Word Weavers International, she now serves as a member of the advisory board. Edwina is an award-winning writer, experienced teacher, speaker, freelance editor, and sensitivity reader. She is also a freelance writer with Guideposts. One of her passions is to address the need for sensitivity and diversity in the publishing industry.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What is the first step after becoming aware of a lack of diversity issues
  • Why the word offended should not enter our vocabulary
  • Why we must communicate to reduce the differences between marginalized people
  • How to extend grace when people don’t want to have conversations around diversity and inclusion
  • What is a marginalized community, and why do people feel uncomfortable around marginalized people
  • How is the publishing industry now dealing with diversity and inclusion

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