What people are saying:
Useful for Authors
As a new author, this podcast was helpful in developing my craft. It helped me understand what sensitivity editors do, how to best use their services, and how sensitivity editors can improve my writing.
Important addition to the literary conversation
This excellent podcast is an important and needed addition to the conversation about the literary landscape, publishing and writing diversity well and authentically, and increasing visibility about and for marginalized identities. I learned a ton about sensitivity reading, what it does and why it matters, and why we all should be paying attention.
I truly enjoy learning new ways of being more sensitive in my academic and personal writing. This podcast offers unique perspectives on how we can work together to be more inclusive in our storytelling and writing. I am looking forward to having more perspectives and tools within my wheelhouse.
What is the Sensitivity Reader Podcast about?
On the Sensitivity Reader podcast we will talk about the craft, business, and necessity of diverse stories in research, literature, and other media.
Who is this podcast for?
If you're a Writer, Reader, Editor, Researcher, Literary agent, Sensitivity Reader, or anyone else who values authentic and respectful portrayals of marginalized communities, then this podcast is for you!
What can you expect from the episodes?
The Sensitivity Reader Podcast will air bi-weekly. Each episode will cover one of four themes:
Business Insights: Marketing your stuff, etiquette when hiring a sensitivity reader, and interviews with authors and editors who have used sensitivity reading services with a focus on how the experience impacted their work.
Identity Insights: Interviews with people of different identities about media portrayals of their communities- both looking at what is currently out there and what they imagine the future might look like.
Genre Insights: An opportunity to dig into the state of representation in various genres. Mostly these episodes will feature interviews with experts in a genre who will discuss the good, bad, and the ugly of media representation in a particular genre or medium.
Craft Insights: Writing tips and tools to help you connect more authentically with your audience when writing characters or themes with marginalized identities.