Latinx, Blitab, Gender and Conference Calls

September 19, 2018

The word “Latinx” is now officially in Webster’s Dictionary, thanks to more and more people using the term as a gender-neutral alternative to “Latina” or “Latino.” Merriam-Webster defines “Latinx” as “of, relating to, or marked by Latin...

“Oregon Fail,” Multiracial Identities, Disability at Work

September 12, 2018

After attending an overnight field trip to study the Oregon Trail, a group of fourth grade girls worked with a parent to share their thoughts on the program via YouTube. They wondered why the stories of Native...

Transgender Health Coverage, TV Diversity, Millennials

September 5, 2018

Transgender people experience what the American Psychiatric Association calls gender dysphoria, or “significant distress due to the difference between their gender and sex.” Hormone therapies and gender confirmation surgeries help relieve some of that distress. After flip-flopping...

Intergroup Dialogue, #ActuallyAutistic, Intersex Rights

August 29, 2018

Brighid Dwyer, a professor and director of the Program on Intergroup Relations in Villanova University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, describes how she facilitates intergroup dialogue and why she thinks it’s so valuable. Intergroup dialogue involves facilitated conversations...

A Quadriplegic Daredevil, ID Gender Markers, Black Mental Health

August 22, 2018

When daredevil race car driver Mario Bonfante Jr. became a quadriplegic after a BMX bike crash, doctors and TruSpeed racers alike believed his future in racing was over—but Bonfante proved them wrong time and time again. First,...

Followers as Leaders, ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ Emojis 2019

August 15, 2018

A recent study from the University of Queensland sought to find out whether a collective or individualistic leadership style was more effective. Based on self-reports of Royal Marines recruits, the researchers determined which recruits saw themselves as...

Singular “They,” Shifting the Focus of Tech, Debra Haaland

August 8, 2018

More and more people are using the singular “they” to be inclusive of gender non-conforming individuals, but its use goes back further in history than some may realize. The first singular “they” ever recorded can be found...

Skincare Products, Hiring Someone Who Is Nothing Like You, Diversity in Hollywood

August 1, 2018

As the connection between skincare product development and science becomes popular knowledge, more women have begun pursuing fields like biomedical engineering and medicinal chemistry. Ronni Weinkauf, vice president of applied research at L’Oréal USA, reports a recent...

Ballet Slippers, Diverse Hiring, Biased Tech

July 26, 2018

When essayist and mom of color Jenine Holmes brought her daughter to buy ballet tights after an audition at the Dance Theater of Harlem, the store clerk raised an eye-opening point: the importance of matching tights and...

HBCU x LGBTQ, The Ally Challenge, Plastic Straws

July 18, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently hosted a summit with twelve presidents and senior executives from historically Black colleges and universities to discuss and strategize approaches to LGBTQ inclusion on campus. They covered a wide range of...