How I learned empathy the hard way

I used to be kind of a shitty person.

Back in college and in my early twenties, I failed to deal with a lot of internalized misogyny, ableism, classism, and some inadvertent racism that came from a very white, very upper-middle-class suburban upbringing just riddled with privilege.

I didn’t see anything wrong with my low-key callousness. I was, in…

Deidre Delpino Dykes

Maryland Birdmancer, queer, speculative fiction author/editor, TTRPG player/GM, actually just three birds in a trench coat.

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