Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

I Don’t Understand Gatekeeping

Just…let people like things.

Photo by Clint Bustrillos on Unsplash

I don’t understand and have never liked gatekeeping. It feels weird and wrong to disqualify someone from enjoying something for weird, arbitrary reasons, and I don’t get why people wouldn’t want more people to enjoy their hobbies with.

Just in case you are unfamiliar, gatekeeping is exactly what it sounds like: excluding people from a…

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.