Telling stories about science is full of challenges, such as literally explaining the finer points of rocket science. But another challenge that science communicators shouldn’t ignore is how science communication can help dismantle biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions of people with diverse identities and cultures. These biases may cause us to miss critical stories that affect the audiences we serve, or maybe how we tell these stories further alienates or marginalizes the subjects of our storytelling. This is particularly important for telling stories in medicine/health and the environment, where racism has led to disparities.
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