Conscious Language: A Practical Guide for Writers

July 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this live webinar, participants will be introduced to “conscious style,” the why and how of mindful and respectful use of language that has been rapidly evolving in recent years along with changes in society. Award-winning writer/editor Karen Yin is the creator of Conscious Style Guide, the first website devoted to conscious language; and Editors of Color, tools for diversifying editorial staff and sources. A nationally recognized authority on inclusive, compassionate, and empowering language, Yin will address writing across professional sectors including healthcare, government, business, and nonprofits.

This event is presented in collaboration with St. Louis Public Library. A reading list and other resources related to this topic are available here through the Public Library. 

About the Speaker

Karen Yin

Karen Yin, founder of Conscious Style Guide and Editors of Color, has been featured by ForbesWomen, in Writing Like You’re Woke: There’s a Guide for That. Named by Poynter as one of the top tools for journalists in 2018, Conscious Style Guide is recommended by BuzzFeed, The Chicago Manual of Style, The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Speech and Debate Association, and countless others, including NASA. Yin is a member of the Authors Guild, the Dramatists Guild, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her awards include a Lambda Literary Fellowship and the 2017 ACES Robinson Prize for editor of the year. Yin’s debut picture book, Whole Whale (2021, Barefoot Books), is a story about making space for everyone.