>Kate: I believe fundamentally that people have the right to grow and change as people, that we should display empathy, and that when — and doing anything other than that and constantly attaching people's past lives and actions in abusive circumstances to them harms not just that person but all of our abilities to move on from the abuse that we've received in our lives. And like, I've posted a thread on Twitter about this where, y'know, I disclosed some stuff about my past online, which was very similar to some of the stuff that we've been talking about here, which is that, like a lot of folks in the modern internet landscape and the modern creative landscape, I grew up online in places like 4chan and places like Something Awful. And also in darker places. And if everything that I wrote and said from that time, being frankly exploited by regressive communities, was available for you to read and you decided that it was morally necessary for you to see and morally necessary for you to never let me move past, I would not have a career. [laughs] And I'm not gonna share — like, I'm lucky in that I don't think you'll find that shit! I certainly can't fuckin' delete it, 'cause it's attached to emails that don't exist anymore, it's — you know what I mean? Like —>Kate: And I just wish that people wouldn't constantly try to bring it back to 'but it wasn't okay though'. Because it's — *because*, quite frankly, it's not your business what somebody did under a different name online as an exploited youth. Like, it's just fucking not.
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