We’re all raised in a society that’s built on ableist values that are also linked to white supremacy, capitalism, and colonization, which is why the people we love sometimes have oppressive views.
The biggest challenge for me in finding social justice and feminism was how inaccessible a lot of the work was. At the time, I was an undergrad in college and my early introductions were through Women and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies courses. I absolutely loved those classes. During classroom discussions and while my professors […]
As a millennial, I heard the same advice repeatedly during my senior year of college: “Live with your parents for a couple of years while you figure out what you want to do next, and save money.” I knew that wouldn’t be a long-term option for me. My dad and I are close and I […]
I’ve never thought of myself as someone who works “too much.” Even when, as a senior in college, I had three part-time jobs and an internship, I still made time to see my friends and participate in every end-of-college activity. In a society that’s built on capitalism and prizes the idea that you can achieve […]
These actions can help us move beyond a circular conversation about why we need diversity and toward meaningful change.
Employers should want their workplaces to be inclusive and adaptive. Research shows that autistic employees are an asset, and beyond that, we’re also people and we should be treated with respect and empathy.
Every time I speak up and share people reach out to me; they let me know that they feel empowered to share their own story.
I have a family history of drug and alcohol addiction and overcame an eating disorder that was rooted in the same constant desire for control, so it was actually painful to think of my social media habits as toxic and addictive.
I have put myself out there in ways that feel terrifying because it’s a revolutionary act as a multiply marginalized person to even exist in such a visible way.
We’re allowed to unplug from the Internet and take a step back from social media—and not just during times when we’re already feeling fatigue and burnout.