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SCAMythMonday: Supporting BIPOC

Myth: The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century cultures. Fact: This is the shining standard. This is what we say we want to be. For many reasons we’re falling short of this. It’s only in the last few years that the SCA mission statement was grudgingly updated to remove the reference to “Western European” cultures…

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SCAMythMonday: Being “taken seriously” as a fighter

Myth: If you are a fighter and you want to be “taken seriously” as a fighter you cannot pursue non-fighting things outside of fighting.Things which are okay: making armor, making shields, painting shields, chessThings which are not okay: sewing, embroidery, cooking, weaving, Fact: This one is hard. I want this to be an utterly bullshit myth. But I look at…

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SCAMythMonday: All Laurels are mean

Myth: All Laurels are mean. Fact: I know it’s going to come as a surprise, but Laurels (and all peers by extension) are just people. They are nice, mean, confident, anxious, scared, and gracious (among a thousand other things) as individuals at different times throughout the day. It is patently false to say “all Laurels are mean” in the same…

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