Friday, August 24, 2012
After being part of a discussion on this topic recently I've been thinking about it a lot. All writers should know how important it is to be aware of these sensitivities and factor them into whatever we write. Still it's not always easy to know exactly what is acceptable, however well intentioned we might be, so I was pleased to find this post on Aliette de Bodard's blog. As a woman of mixed ethnic and cultural heritage she is better placed than most to give her views on what cultural appropriation really is. It's a thought provoking piece.