A speech from Perry
Posted May 10th, 2023 by ElizieAngelina
in The Deepsea Metro (jk, it's Texas.)
May 10th, 2023
In this, Perry talks about expression in stories and his view on language on KidPub. At first, I thought language was bad, but now growing up, I see that people show different ways of expressing themselves-and that's okay!
Keep in mind that the Maria mentioned in the story is not Maria (Cheezmra). Perry is referring to Maria (Bolitas).
love ya perry!
I normally don't jump into these discussions, but since Maria brought up the site's mission, I though I would. When I say that KidPub is a safe place for kids, I absolutely don't mean that it is safe in the sense that you won't be offended by what someone has written. In fact, it's the opposite. I mean that it is a safe place to explore, as a writer, how you express yourself. It's about writing how you feel, and conveying it in a way that others feel, too. Hell, I'VE been offended by some of the stories I've read over the years, but that doesn't mean I censored them.
I think that there's way too much 'protection' of kids by society right now from whatever the current boogeyman is. Frankly, I think the whole 'trigger warning' things is ridculous. KidPub has been for twenty years, and will be for the next twenty, a place where kids can express themselves in whatever way they feel appropriate, without someone looking over their shoulder and telling them to stop.
That being said, I do from time to time ask an author to tone it down a bit, usually when the story is geting uncomfortably graphically sexual, or when an author is using the site to aggressively promote their religious beliefs.
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This is a great speech, and I wish people would acknowledge it. Faving
There is a lot we don't know. Some would say we know enough. Others, like me, would say that we should strive to learn as much as we possibly can. -Me, 2023