Along the Margins

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Ever been marginalized by another person or group? I have—more than once, and I’m far more fortunate than most. Marginalized. It seems like a harmless word…people off-screen, to the side.

Merriam-Webster defines “marginalize” as follows: to put or keep (someone) in a powerless or unimportant position within a society or group.

Wikipedia defines the term interchangeably with social exclusion. “Social exclusion is the process in which individuals or entire communities of people are systematically blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration within that particular group (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process).”

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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8 Responses to Along the Margins

  1. Sadly it does happen as does oblivion

  2. Not nice to be left outside the circle. xx

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