It was a monologue about the right to exploit the stories of “others”, simply because it is useful for one’s story.
I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival Keynote Address. This is why.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied

I’m commenting because, as a white female writer, I despair over the aggressive and downright mean comments other white writers have left you in their attempt to safeguard their privilege and entitlement.

I don’t claim I’m exempt from privilege, but I try to be aware of it, which is really easy to do when other white writers make it so loud and plain. *grimaces*

I’m glad you walked out of that horrid talk, and I’m glad you were willing to write about the experience. I have nothing to offer than my support and encouragement in speaking out. Thank you. Thank you SO much.

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