Subject position. Object position.

Stories are like sentences: when they are about us, we can be the subject of them, or the object of them. And it presents a very different experience to people to be the subject of a story, rather than the object of a story. Being the subject of a story—or a sentence—is empowering. You are the one who acts. If you are a person who shares identity markers with that subject, then you get to see somebody like you acting, being empowered, being the driving force of the narrative.

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