I’m done trying to make change when there is no certainty about where we will be next year, hell, even next month.
I’m done trying to solve problems when it feels like other people just whine and complain and take no ownership for themselves, or just can’t be pleased.
I’m done busting my ass when it feels like everything is falling to shit around me.
This month we have been exploring the various facets of explicit and implicit misogyny in workplace culture. And so I found it almost comical this past Wednesday, as I sat teaching a session on internalized misogyny in workplace culture to our monthly Leadership Roundtable community, that I should be so actively working to combat my […]
Three times this week, someone told me that it felt like I didn’t have their back. Like any Enneagram Heart Type, I can tell you exactly what time of day it was, what I was wearing, and where I felt these words in my body. (Spoiler alert: in my heart. It felt like a knife […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the looming holiday. The celebration of Independence Day, much like Thanksgiving, has become the type of annual event that leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth. (While I’m thankful to eat, I can tell that the food was dropped on the floor and dragged through the dirt…)So when Callie, […]
I’m sitting on one end of a park bench, my friend at the other end. Like most families, and despite our heavily clad covid-attire – double mask, anti-bacterial gel at the ready- we are attempting to enjoy this rare snatch of Seattle-sun as our children run about the park grounds looking like small surgeons. The […]
Thoughts on every day acts of ordinary courage… The thing about working at an Inclusive Design Firm, a company that claims to teach best practices in DEI and Inclusive Organizational Design, is that there is never a day off. We, like so many of our clients, are constantly interrogating our own opportunities, contradictions, and yes, […]
One of the main attributes of White Supremacy Culture, that is also the greatest saboteur to effective anti-racism and anti-oppression work, is the attribute of ‘perfectionism’. Time and time again I see it used as both a roadblock to keep individuals from getting started on their work, and as a sword to cut down those […]
I hit a wall on Friday. You know the one. The perfect cocktail of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. Somewhere between the Chauvin trial verdict, quickly followed by the murder of another Black body that looks hauntingly similar to my own, the passing into eternity of my Great-Grandmother, and trying to be a leader, a […]
How it Started The event which gave birth to “International Women’s Day” happened on March 8, 1908. Fifteen thousand women marched through the streets of Manhattan, demanding the right to vote, but also demanding rights as working women. They were demanding shorter hours, better pay, and the right to join a union. Knowing this history, […]