I AM A Sensitivity Reader
A sensitivity reader is someone who reads for offensive content, misrepresentation, stereotypes, bias, lack of understanding, etc. They create a report for an author and/or publisher outlining the problems that they find in a piece of work and offer solutions in how to fix them. By doing this, the literary quality of a work is substantially improved. (UAlberta, 2022)
My name is Shaina Destine. I am a Black queer librarian who wants to change the world. I have over 10 years of experience in editing, project management and in Equity & Inclusion. I have also worked in higher education for seven years.
I am originally from the Bronx but am currently living in the South with my wife and my baby.
I read for…
Black American / CaribBean
The African Diaspora – I am a part of the Black American, Black British, and the Black Caribbean experience.
Same Gender Loving / Queer
I came out when I was 16 in a Black family. I have been in a long term relationship for 11 years. I have all the accompanying experiences.
I can speak to the following: Academic Librarian / Growing up in urban areas / infertility / Black girl in private school
- Young Adult / Adult
- Graphic Novels / Comics
- Science Fiction
- Contemporary and historical fiction