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Do some spaces or situations need to be exclusive?
Groups that are marginalized and excluded from mainstream views on society need a safe(r) space where collective identity can be felt and empowerment can happen by accepting that the colonizers/oppressors should not be there. These (exclusive) safe(r) spaces can support people to open up e.g. queers, BI*POC, women*, trans, different-abled people, children, survivors and people with mental health issues or trauma. To make a space “safe” or “safer” it sometimes needs to be exclusive to certain groups or to a certain number of people to keep a level of intimacy. Exclusivity can cultivate the space into a deeper sensitivity to understand the vulnerability of people and communities. We need Spaces where people know they can be free from judgement or around people who have had similar experiences. They are important for self confidence.
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