Prior to serving with Ex Fabula, I would’ve never been able to tell you what a radically inclusive environment even was, let alone what it looked like. I had no experience working in one. I spent my days reluctantly accepting the “fact’ that jobs were about making money, and not about how I felt. My identity was never a contributing factor at McDonalds or Giant grocery store. At some jobs, my identity stood as either a divider between my acceptance or a token inviting me into spaces I would not otherwise be allowed. All of this changed when I became a staff member at Ex Fabula. I started thinking about my identity much more than I ever had before. I never knew how much it would play a role in my position at this unique organization. I also never knew that my identity was affirmed through an entire language most jobs would not have granted me access to.