Category: Difficult Conversations

Posted on September 20th, 2021 in Blog, Difficult Conversations, Events, Language, Neurodiversity by kmcclana

**Content warning: This article contains references to discrimination, stigmatization, microaggressions, and other forms of violence against people on the basis of race, disability, and other social statuses.** Words Matter: Why I Embrace Anti-Ableist Language: by Catkin O’Grady Ableist language–we see it, hear it, and sometimes even use it ourselves, often without realizing that we’re doing …

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Posted on December 1st, 2020 in Announcements, Difficult Conversations, Language, Opportunity, UWC Events, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

By: Ethan M. Our fantastic consultant Ethan explains our on-going series, Difficult Conversations, and why exactly we should all learn to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable. If you’ve been checking up on the University Writing Center social media recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the gorgeous flyers with quotes from April Baker-Bell’s book Linguistic Justice, urging you …

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Posted on November 19th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Difficult Conversations, Neurodiversity by University Writing Center

Written by: Lindsey T. Google defines irony as “the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.” This is the perfect term to sum up my situation as a writer. When I was young, I was diagnosed with a common mental disability you may have …

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Posted on November 14th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Creative Writing, Difficult Conversations, Language, Thematics, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Jasmine Simpson Reading and writing are considered to be some of the greatest assets that any human being can have. In the black community we consider this to be one of the greatest forms of expression, from writing poetry about our hair and nails, to writing songs exposing the dangers of being a …

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Posted on September 16th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Difficult Conversations, UWC Events by University Writing Center

Nathan M. Our wonderful consultant, Nathan, has been kind enough to write a post concerning trans identities in Writing Centers, the self-discovery that is possible within queer spaces, along with the struggle to claim one’s identity in those same spaces that are increasingly closed off. His account of his own experience perfectly relates to our …

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