Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations

A Pair of Book Reviews It’s Not About the Burqa Edited by Mariam Khan A Book Review My number one takeaway from this book was, ‘I have no right to enforce my opinion, based on speculation, onto a group of people who I don’t identify as’. In a world full of misrepresentation and mis- or … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations

Set Your Own Boundaries and Respect Them 

I was in a situation recently that caused my mindset to shift. I was asked a question which, to most people, was quite a standard, harmless conversation-starter. To me, however, it was actually quite personal and referenced a part of my life that I keep sheltered from most. I smiled and delivered my rehearsed, disengaged … Continue reading Set Your Own Boundaries and Respect Them 

How to Uplift Other Communities

Becoming an Active Ally Part 3 of a 3-part blog In becoming an active ally, we can apply what we learn from the Black Lives Matter movement to other communities and confront different unconscious or implicit biases we have, whether that be in relation to disability, LGBTQIA+ or different religions to name a few. Below are some commitments … Continue reading How to Uplift Other Communities

How to Embrace Difference and Diversity

Similarity versus Difference  Part 2 of a 3-part blog  If you are someone who has not experienced prejudice before or who can sometimes struggle to empathise with those who have, try this little exercise:  Consider something about yourself which you deem perfectly normal - maybe your eye colour, hair length, shoe size. Now imagine someone … Continue reading How to Embrace Difference and Diversity