Nibedita Sen is a queer Bengali writer, editor, and gamer from Calcutta. She is a graduate of Clarion West 2015, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PodCastle, Nightmare, Fireside, and The Dark. She helps edit GlitterShip, an LGBTQ SFF podcast, enjoys the company of puns and potatoes, and is nearly always hungry. Hit her up on Twitter at @her_nibsen.
Language blasts through the malicious intentions and blows them to ash. Language rises triumphant over fangs and claws. Language, in other words, is presented as something more than a medium for communication. Language, regardless of how it is purposed, must be recognized as a weapon.
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