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)

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ABOUT ME

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.

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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.

OTHER

I can speak to the following: Academic Librarian / Growing up in urban areas / infertility / Black girl in private school

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Genres

  • Young Adult / Adult
  • Graphic Novels / Comics
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Horror
  • Contemporary and historical fiction

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