Posting Guidelines

This website is suitable for adults and young people aged 16 years and older.

Please also read our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions Policy.

1. Communication Guidelines

1.1 When using enquiry forms, or posting blog comments, please:

1.2 Be kind, mindful and considerate.

1.3 Share your social media profiles and/or website but do not direct message (DM) people unless requested or invited.

1.4 Acknowledge owners of any content, text, quote, image, or video you share.

1.5 Accept any information you post on the public blog and/or public forums will be viewable by the general public on this website.

1.6 Do not use obscene or vulgar language.

1.7 Do not submit content or comments that are unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, content hat is:

  • intended to promote or incite violence
  • abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory
  • discriminatory, ableist, ageist, misogynist, transphobic, homophobic or racist.

1.8 Do not expect or request emotional labour and/or education from people from underrepresented backgrounds including BIPOC* (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), LGBTQIA+**, disabled***, chronically ill, working class, women and/or non-binary people and people from protected characteristic communities, as defined in the 2010 Equality Act – there are lots of free and paid resources to be found online.

1.9 Do not impersonate other people.

1.10 Do not spam – use our platform for unauthorised mass communication such as spam, phishing or junk mail.

2. Moderation

2.1 We encourage submissions in English, Scots, Geordie, and Patois, though feel free to use your own languages. We will try our best to respond to non-English enquiries, but we may rely on Google translate to provide a poor translation!

2.2 You acknowledge that Jeda Pearl Creative reserves the right to modify, monitor, moderate, unapprove, remove or delete any and all communications made to us or using our website.

3. Removal of content

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed, please contact us and we will do this for you.

4. Terminology

In the UK, we generally tend to use identity-first language, for example, Deaf person, disabled person, I am chronically ill, Black people, I am working-class, etc. Some people may prefer person-first language, for example ‘person with disabilities.’ Try and use the language requested by the individual.

4.1 *BIPOC stands for ‘Black, Indigenous, People of Colour’ and is a self-identifying term. In the UK, sometimes we use ‘BPOC.’ These terms include people who:

  • experience racism and/or
  • identify as Global Majority, Black, brown, people of colour, mixed-race, or multiple heritage
  • are from the Global South
  • are First Nations, Indigenous, or Native
  • are African, African Caribbean, Caribbean, South and Central American, Latinx, Asian, Romany, Traveller, Middle Eastern, West Asian, East and South-East Asian, or Pacific Islander
  • and related diasporas.

4.2 ‘BAME’ (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) is an outdated term – read IncArts #BAMEOver statement.

4.3 **LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and/or Questioning, and Asexual and/or Ally. More info on Stonewall Scotland.

4.4 ***Disabled: using the social model of disability, the term ‘disabled’ includes:  

  • people who identify as disabled
  • people who are Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing
  • people who are blind or visually impaired
  • people who are neurodivergent, for example, autistic, dyslexic, has AD(H)D
  • people who are chronically ill, for example, lupus, MS, ME, fibromyalgia;
  • people who have mental health conditions
  • people who have a physical, learning, cognitive, sensory, or communication disability
  • people who are terminally ill
  • people who are wheelchair or mobility aid users

Some people in the above list may not identify as disabled.

It’s also important to note that the social model doesn’t fully include the experience of people who may have a chronic illness or long-term health condition. For example, people who experience chronic pain or fatigue would still experience these symptoms if all disabling barriers were removed (though many requirements can still be put in place to vastly improve access).

See also the cultural model of Deafness.

5. Content Warnings

Please include a content warning for the following topics:

  • Ableism
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Animal cruelty
  • Anti-Blackness or colourism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Assault
  • Classism
  • Death or dying
  • Eating disorders or body hatred
  • Fat phobia or body shaming
  • Grief or bereavement
  • Hate speech
  • Homophobia and homophobic slurs
  • Infertility
  • Islamophobia
  • Kidnapping or abduction
  • Mental illness
  • Miscarriage
  • Misgendering
  • Misogyny
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Racism
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Sexism
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual or erotic content
  • Sexual health or abortion
  • Transphobia or trans misogyny
  • Violence or violent imagery
  • Xenophobia

6. Changes to this Policy

Jeda Pearl Creative reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

Updated: September 2022

Questions? Please contact us.

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