Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Me on Medium: 21 Reasons Why It Is Not My Responsibility As a Marginalized Individual to Educate You About My Experience

Me on Medium: 21 Reasons Why It Is Not My Responsibility As a Marginalized Individual to Educate You About My Experience

"21 Reasons Why It Is Not My Responsibility As a Marginalized Individual to Educate You About My Experience":

I recently came across a question at Quora that went something like this: Why do LGBTQ people often reply to questions about their identity with “It’s not my job to educate you”? This kind of response is often interpreted as an unwillingness on the part of the marginalized individual to talk about their experiences and help people understand who they are.
This is actually pretty far from the truth…
Here are 21 specific and important reasons why people in marginalized groups might reply with “It’s not my job,” and it’s not because we don’t want to talk about it.

It'll take you 4 minutes, so go!

A Short Story About Why Ragged Ass Barber's Refusal to Serve Women Hit Home

A Short Story About Why Ragged Ass Barber's Refusal to Serve Women Hit Home

How Can I Get Up With This Going On?

How Can I Get Up With This Going On?