Here at BWW we are a family that we created around our shared love of the written word. And as a family we support each other.
With that in mind, we are starting (and in some cases restarting) content advisories. Why? Because some days life is just too much, and while normally a topic might not be upsetting – today it is. Or maybe every day it is. And no one has the right to decide what is and isn’t upsetting for someone else.
We are NOT censoring what you put up or what you write. As humans we need our stories, and sometimes those stories are ugly. We are asking you take a moment and mark your piece at the top, if your piece is something that would be harmful physically, mentally, and/or emotionally upsetting to others in real life (such as graphic violence), list it as a content advisory. Please do this for all workshops and BWW events.
For example: Content Advisory: Graphic violence, depression, & PTSD
Will you catch everything? Probably not. But it’s a simply courtesy that you can do for others, and they can do for you. So, we are asking you to make a good faith effort for the benefit of your friends. Better too much info than not enough.
Over the next week, you will see a change in the wording of your favorite events, including a content advisory reminder.
Not familiar with this topic? You can learn more here.
Thank you for taking a moment to protect our writing family.