I love writing because it inspires, empowers, and opens doors to new ideas and worlds. But language can also be elitist, exclusive, and oppressive, sometimes in ways we don’t intend or are not even aware of. Language, as my friend Alex eloquently puts it, transforms reality.
Alex is a radical copyeditor, a job they created to help authors to ensure that their words align with their values. Check out Alex’s insightful radical copyeditor blog for ideas on how you can use your words to empower, not oppress.