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The Use of Inclusive Language at IMCW

The dharma teaches a profound wisdom that there is no lasting, permanent self. At the same time, society often reads and reacts to us by our identity markers, and oppression is a reality for many people. Additionally, the ways we identify can also be meaningful for self-understanding and forming connections with others. The following are terms that we use at IMCW. They have been chosen by the communities they represent.