It’s the summer of 2014, and I’m sitting in the consul’s office filling out form after form proving my right to German citizenship: filing notarized birth certificates, declaring my mother’s birthp…
Jonathon Colman posted this in LinkedIn, and rightly so. It’s an intense, very personal article by Sara Wachter-Boettcher (who I saw speak at a meeting for my local STC chapter last year) about content and how context can have a huge impact. The least I can say is, bravo Sara, for this article that’s made a deep impression on me. Like you said, sometimes something that seems so simple on a form has huge reprocussions based on a person’s history that we don’t always realize. Well done.
I implore all of you to go read this–strong stuff, but it’s very good.