Recently, the literary world has embraced the “literary privilege disclaimer.” The concept, first detailed by Emma Specter in Vogue, consists of a few lines—or a few pages—in which a writer explains that they understand their privilege and power in society and how it translates to their work.1 Ultimately, the literary privilege disclaimer is an author’s shield against the public’s ethical concerns about what it means to write outside of one’s experience and who gets to be celebrated for such an This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 45 Jester’s Privilege A short history of the comedy roast. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline.