Whether you’re presenting at #NCA19 or #NWSA19 or another conference, please be mindful of other presenters and the ways you might be stigmatizing the way they are coming to share information at a conference panel or paper presentation. .
Our ideas of ‘normal’ are rooted in whiteness/western, neurotypicality, able-bodiedness, and colonial ways of sharing information. Let people read notes! Let people not be memorized! Let people not make eye contact! Speak in accents! Take breaks! stim! You don’t know what people are bringing into a conference space, which can be very scary and unsafe for presenters. Appreciate what folks are doing, listen in, and learn from each other.
ID coming soon!