Take the Pledge: To Do No Harm

In 2011 I graduated school and stepped off into the real world to become “a communications professional”. More than someone with a basic understanding of spelling and grammar, it’s a discipline that spans the breadth of society. We’re everywhere, writing both the copy on the cereal boxes and the words that scroll up in front of newscasters and television personalities.
I’ve often espoused the importance of diverse and inclusive writing in popular media, something I consider to be an ethical responsibility. I have seen, without a doubt, the enormous impact of well-written, diverse stories. When someone who has been marginalized by society sees themselves represented in popular culture it can be a life-altering experience.
It's validating
Elizabeth shared this thought with me in a previous interview for Why Diverse Games
Although popular culture has often been my soapbox of choice, the recent US election results have shown me that picking just one soapbox isn’t enough. I believe that through representation in film, TV, and gaming we will see a gradual change in our society — but what can we do today?
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