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The Pragmatic Artist is committed to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for all participants, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, and/or religion.

Workshop participants agree to:

Be friendly, welcoming, patient, and kind. Be considerate of others and actively seek to acknowledge and respect the boundaries of fellow attendees. Please do not assume your fellow participants’ comfort level regarding difficult or contentious conversation topics. When in doubt, check-in!


Be sensitive to the words and behavior you choose. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior/speech including, but is not limited to: 

  • Deliberate intimidation, including willful disruption of conversations.

  • Intentional and sustained misgendering, or use of "dead" names. 

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices, including those related to food, health, parenting, relationships, drugs, and employment.


Prioritize marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort, and reserve the right not to act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’-isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’

  • Communication in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial or friendly.

  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior. 

Take care of each other.

Please alert the Coach via email if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or discomfort, or violations of this code of conduct. Reporters will remain anonymous and are not expected to sit in mediated conversations. If any attendee engages in harassing behavior, the Coach may take any lawful action deemed appropriate, including ending the offender's participation in the workshop.

This Pragmatic Artist Code of Conduct policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and based on the Code of Conduct used by Wayward Retreats,  XOXOfest, and ORDcamp.

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