The language of leadership, Inclusive Barbie, Jussie Smollett

February 13, 2019

Why is it that when a male politician speaks in a powerful tone, he is considered just that, but when a female politician does so, she is marked “bossy,” “shrill,” or “bitchy” by both men and women?...

Salary Negotiations, Deep Canvassing, Ableism

January 30, 2019

Previous studies tell us that women are less likely than men to negotiate pay, and that when women do negotiate, they walk away with less than men do—especially when it comes to high-skill, high-paying jobs. In a...

Disability Exclusive Sororities, SING, The In-Between Space

October 3, 2018

Despite being described as “intelligent, motivated, and caring” by her sister, being a flier for George Mason University’s Division I cheerleading squad, and being involved in clubs and volunteering, college sophomore AnnCatherine Heigl—who has Down syndrome—was rejected...

“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...

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...

Doubt-Raisers, Stuart Reges, Jobs for People with Disabilities

June 27, 2018

A new study finds that letters of recommendation for women include more “doubt-raisers”—statements that introduce doubt into the mind of the reviewer—than those written for men. Examples include “hedging” statements like “She might be good,” or “faint...

Iftars, Anthony Bourdain, Disability Terminology

June 15, 2018

In Islam, iftars are daily celebrations during the month of Ramadan when friends and family come together to break fast, usually in a home or a mosque. In recent years, organizations like MPower Change, co-founded by prominent...