Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things lydia-theda Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with lydia-theda, who volunteers as a Policy & Abuse staffer.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

The Archive of Our Own was created to protect and preserve transformative fanworks of all kinds. As a fanwork archive, we believe in maximum inclusiveness of content: if you’ve created a fanwork—whether fiction or meta; derivative or original work; fanfic, fanart, fanmix, podfic, or fanvid—then regardless of the subject matter, your fanwork is welcome on AO3.

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July 2021 Newsletter, Volume 159


Elections had a very busy July, posting three sets of Q&As and hosting four chats on Discord with the candidates for the upcoming Board of Directors election. If you were unable to attend any of the chats, you can find the chat transcripts on the Elections website, along with the Q&As and the Bios & Platforms.

Voting instructions have been emailed to all eligible members, thanks to the work of Elections, Communications, Development & Membership. Translated versions of these voting instructions are also available on the Elections website. If you have not received your voting instructions by email, or if you have a different query, you can contact the Elections Committee through their website.

The election will be held August 13-16, and your ballot will come via the email you gave when you donated.

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