rarelywritten

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Journal Community
Name: Annual Xchange ft. Underrepresented Genders & Sexes (official),
rarelywritten (DW comm name)
Date(s): November 5 2014 - May 5, 2015
Moderator: aphrodite_mine, prozacpark
Founder: aphrodite_mine, prozacpark
Type: gift exchange
Fandom: multifandom
URL: rarelywritten at DreamWidth
Rarelywritten2015 collection at AO3
rarelywritten at Tumblr

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rarelywritten (official name, "Annual Xchange ft. Underrepresented Genders & Sexes") is a DreamWidth community. It is not dedicated to any one particular fandom, but runs a panfandom gift exchange. The community was established in late November 2014 and as of May 2019 had 67 members.

For the rarewomen 2015, it had been decided to evolve the community from just underappreciated females to underappreciated genders[1] and moved from LiveJournal to Dreamwidth.

"This list can include but is not limited to: cis women, transgender women, transsexual women, genderqueer individuals, intersex individuals, gender fluid, a-gender, two-spirit, bigender, pangender, third gender, transgender men, transsexual men. If your character has self-identified as a gender that you are not sure is eligible, please ask and we will be happy to amend the list or clarify for you. One quick question you can ask yourself in regards to eligibility is "would this character feel comfortable being included in an exchange for underrepresented and/or marginalizes genders or sexes?""

Although it was implied the challenge would return for 2016, it did not.

Rarely Written 2015

93 fanfiction stories spanning a total of 112 fandoms were written for the Rarely Written exchange in 2015. The most popular single fandoms within the 2015 collection were: Ancient Greek Religion & Lore (4), Agent Carter (3), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (3), Forever Knight (3), and Harry Potter (3). The other fandoms had one or two fanworks dedicated to them.

References

  1. Announcement, 2015 dates, and 2015 FAQ. aphrodite_mine. January 17th, 2015.