Thank you to sensitivity reader Kira Aitch for helping us learn more about OCD. Kira Aitch Kira Aitch is a writer and sensitivity reader currently studying library science and information to become either a school or research librarian. When she is not reading or in classes, she is writing research papers and browsing databases for fun.

Editor April Jones shares her thoughts about risks in writing and in life. Thank you, April! __ Ten years ago I traded in the corporate world for late-night feedings and lots of dirty diapers. Soon one baby became two, and then three. Instead of compiling reports and answering emails, I was rereading the same board book seventeen times in a row (I wish I was exaggerating here, but I’m not) and leading child-to-child negotiations over Legos.

You care about writing diversely. You know how important it is to have accurate representation in your stories. You want to include characters whose experience is outside of yours. It’s easy to find examples of writing gone wrong, but where do you start to get it right?