Musings and Ramblings on Trigger Warnings

Just when you think people are finally starting to accept that trigger warnings are necessary, somebody has to come and ruin it. On Friday, those of us in the book community that take trigger warnings seriously had to speak up when Erika L. Sanchez, author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, began to say some very hurtful and problematic things regarding this subject.

I have long been a proponent of trigger warnings, and it confuses me when I’m reminded that there are those out there who don’t agree. During this post, I’ll be breaking down Sanchez’s statement and going over each individual sentence. My hope is that people who are still against trigger warnings or on the fence about them will understand why they are needed, people who use them to stay safe will know they aren’t alone, and when this conversation comes up again (because unfortunately, we all know it will) that this post can be used to educate others.

Please note – because this is a post on trigger warnings, there may be content included that will be harmful to you. If you choose to continue reading, please proceed with caution and take care of yourself and your mental health.

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