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 50 Close Knit Close Knit: Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Peace & Quiet In the UK, a centuries-old Quaker meeting house encourages quiet reflection.