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 45 Yoga with Adriene The internet’s best friend is—finally—finding her own flow. Arts & Culture Garden Issue 45 Piet Oudolf The Dutch designer bringing life—and death—to traditional gardens. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Thomas MacDonell The conservationist transforming the Highlands. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain. Arts & Culture Music Issue 45 Gerard & Kelly On dance, domesticity and the giants of modernism.