A way to reflect on privilege is not so much “I was given advantages over others.” Many of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths, have experienced struggle and challenge, and worked hard to overcome. Instead, … Continue reading On Privilege
I have an abortion story. A story I have never shared with anyone. Spoiler alert: there is no heroic arc to this story for me. I have never shared it because I was able to forget about it, parcel it up and move on with my life, a simple and momentary stumble in my serene, privileged journey. I share it today in solidarity with women. I believe in a woman’s right to choose. As a male, I should have no oversight in this matter, and a perspective that is maybe worth acknowledging, and nothing more: In my first job after … Continue reading An abortion story.
I have never once given TikTok any direction, except my Likes and eyeballs. Since day one, I have let the FYP (for you page) deliver an assortment of creative content from around the world. It started out as a lot … Continue reading TikTok #FYP and the Underrepresented
Leadership is a change and learning journey. Here is something to work on in 2022: People, in all their dimensions and intersections. Go back to a time when you were a IC (individual contributor), and someone gave you your first … Continue reading People, in all their dimensions and intersections
Let’s (consciously) examine our own behaviour. Our amygdala, the most ancient part of our brains, the part that manages fight or flight, floods stress hormones into our brain when put in unexpected situations. This happens when we meet people who … Continue reading Overcome Unconscious Bias
This is a story about #bias, #diversity, #privilege – and #change. A few years ago, before I warehoused all my CDs because of I was streaming all my music, I spent some time flipping through the disks and memorializing my purchasing decisions. One thing stuck … Continue reading Women Are Eating The Music World.
This recent Gartner article surprises me only in that they seem to find it a new idea that we should focus on how people FEEL about work when defining the employee value proposition (EVP). This shift from FEATURES to feelings … Continue reading Feelings > Features: An Employee Value Proposition Journey.
This cartoon definitely hits close to home. I like to talk, to discuss, debate, and argue. I have opinions and I share them freely. I hope I do so because I have something to add, but that is never certain! … Continue reading “Well, Let Me Just Interrupt You There…”
Learning is a lifelong, pivotal attribute. We learn and grow, we are curious about our surroundings. We improve every day. I think and read about learning a lot, but rarely do I come across something that stops me in my … Continue reading Language Learning is An Act of Bravery.
If you have yet to be persuaded to watch Schitt’s Creek on Netflix, go for it. You will learn a lot about representation and inclusion, whilst also being entertained – a killer combo. Our household finished the 6 seasons and … Continue reading “I like the wine and not the label”: learning about representation and inclusion.
I was up at 5am this morning, a weekend, after a disrupted night of sleep because a small thing in my room crying every hour, not wanting to be left alone in its bed. We are puppy sitting for 2 … Continue reading Parenting Reminder.
I am doing lots of work around diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) at work. I bring my culture lens to it, rather than a policy one. Diversity is a fact. You either have it or you don’t. When you don’t, … Continue reading Lived Experience.