11.22: Examining Unconscious Biases, with Shannon Hale
Shannon Hale joins us at LTUE for a live-audience session in which we explore gender biases, and extrapolate from there to our many other unconscious biases.
Our unconscious biases are not just the things that we consider to be “just the way things are,” or “common sense.” They’re the things we don’t even see, much less consider, and the obvious challenge for us as writers is to find those biases, and then to dig into them and really understand them. Our goal is to be able to write beyond them, and create literature that is both more believable, and more widely accessible.
Credits: This episode was recorded live at LTUE by Daniel Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Take something you’ve written, and gender-swap it.
Thing of the week: Women Destroy Science Fiction!: Lightspeed Magazine Special Issue, edited by Christie Yant.
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