COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: INCLUSION.
I am so excited to talk INCLUSION with I Follow the Leader Founder, Antoinetta Mosley tomorrow (Wed 3/23 @ 9:25AM MT/12:25PM ET) via LinkedIn! Equity chats with Antoinetta (Instagram) are ALWAYS well-informed, enlightening and ironically, quite funny! Sometimes we have to laugh to keep from crying right?! Tomorrow’s Courageous Conversation centers on why the discussion…
MAGA AT WORK.
Our scheduled one-to-one sessions—there had been two—were never about building a strong work relationship. This guy wanted to see me squirm and to know he was more than my new boss. He felt himself superior to me and wanted me to know it.
I SEE WHITE PEOPLE.
White centering is when a Black person expresses to a white person an action or behavior was harmful to them and the white person quickly becomes defensive instead of learning from the mistake, actively listening and apologizing to the Black person.
THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS.
In my best Aaron Burr / Leslie Odom Jr. Hamilton-ish voice, do I REALLY wanna be in the room where it happens? We were in a Microsoft Teams “room”, 7 colleagues of [perceived like minds] assembled to talk inclusion and explore opportunities to begin building the DEI cultural competency of our local management team.
MOVING ON UP.
Fish don’t fry in the kitchen. Beans don’t burn on the grill. Took a whole lotta tryin’. Just to get up that hill. Now we’re up in the big leagues. Gettin’ our turn at bat. As long as we live, it’s you and me baby. There ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. Well we’re movin’ on…
AIN’T I A WOMAN.
We lost our bell today. Gloria Jean Watson, known to us as bell hooks (in reverence to her Great Grandmother), transitioned today at the age of 69.