Gracias! Actually, it was in Hana Leshner’s brilliant piece that I initially learned what had happened. I knew the general details of what occurred: writer wrote words, thief stole words but changed them up just enough to avoid having to take responsibility for his actions, writer felt unprotected by those with a duty to protect, and vulnerable to other attacks, and so writer decided, for her safety or peace of mind or sanity or for any number of equally legit reasons, to take her words elsewhere. A community grieves the loss.

Right? But people just kept referring to what were obviously specific details of the event, for which I had no point of reference. Since my feed had been literally saturated with individual writers referencing details then making comparisons to other situations, I felt that without some idea of how exactly Kel was violated ( and wow, can I just mention how distasteful I found every molecule of this man, upon reading some of his stuff?).

And I’ve found out some really interesting stuff. For instance, I did not realize that the SAME publication that ran Kel’s piece also ran the pathetic knock-off version. Interesting.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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