BE STILL • About to nestle myself in a cocoon today at home... goal is to write 30 pages for the book. Getting very close to the finish line now and can’t wait to share!
Hold me to it, please!!! Writer’s-block-be-gone. 🤣
(And to clarify: that’s 30 word doc-sized pages in 11pt font single-spaced. 😉)
this lil smirk is too suitable for this rant i’m about to go on.
PSA: if you are not an activist and only post about food and pinterest style things, how is it your place to scrutinize what i decide to post about and criticize my activism? i don’t claim to be the political disability activist of the year — yet my work has been scrutinized by the same handful of people who are also disabled. i share MY life, experiences, and thoughts. i’m open to disagreement, but people think that i’m wrong when i don’t reply to their scenarios or scrutiny. i’m a busy person and don’t have the time or inclination to justify my every word whenever someone disagrees with it. there’s no one disability issue i’ll spread awareness to more than another. i decide what to write about based on my life and whatever hair is up my ass that day. if you’re pissed i’m not bringing awareness to issues you deem more important to the disability community, i challenge you to step up to the plate. while you’re over there sitting on the sidelines while i poor emotional labor into being an activist FOR YOU — why don’t you come take a seat at the table. it’s not as easy as it looks. no one can tell YOU what disability issue is more important to YOU. i’ll use my platform however i would like to because i’m me, not you. people say i have this big platform and need to bring awareness to issues that matter. if i did shit that didn’t impact people, would i even have a platform? on a final note, to all you baddie activists out there — keep doing you. we’re making change even if people try to tear us down.
to the alex hate club, hope this finds you well. sorry, i know i have a platform but i still have an inherent petty side 🤷🏼♀️
2112 minutes ago
I love my #CannabisCommunity , and feel obligated to continue to make this point as loudly as possible. This is an area of diversity and inclusion that is all too often left out of the conversation. The disabled community as casualties of the prohibition on cannabis, their illness, disease or disability left untreated or even progressing, some to the extent of death, have been forgotten. The cost to these victims and their families has been, and continues to be extensive, yet this whole segment of our community lacks a seat at the table. Cannabis markets, events, professional organizations and equity programs have written us off. The community rarely includes captions and often fails when it comes to inclusive accessible environments or professional opportunities for the disabled. The #CannabisIndustry has the ability to in fact be leaders when it comes to disability in the discussions surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. The cannabis movement has a genuinely compassionate history although, using the disability community to legitimize cannabis with no plan on including us going forward into the future, as customers as well as professionals, would just be exploitation. This community has built its character on the fight for safe and legal access to cannabis, yet has ironically become one of the most inaccessible industrys to the disability community.
Be inclusive! Be accessible! Be diverse! Be an ally!
Hire more disabled employees, promote more disabled leaders, seek out more disabled business owners and service providers, support more disabled artists, invite more disabled people, listen to disabled voices, plan accessible events!
If your diversity program or social equity program lacks the specificity of disability, it is NOT diverse.
‘Trail By Life: The Role Diversity and Inclusion In the Practice of Law’ Event was an amazing experience for our students. Listening to these successful individuals tell their stories and how important diversity and inclusion was the best way to spend this afternoon! Thank you to our panelists again. #diversity#inclusion
Yesterday, I had the great privilege of speaking on a panel alongside Vandana Das and Jackeline Stewart where we covered a wide range of topics such as the pay gap, salary negotiation, unconscious biases, how to hire diversely and how to create an inclusive workplace.
I can't explain how empowering it felt to be in a room filled with such accomplished, ambitious and driven women. Thank you @hiredinc X @ladiesgetpaid for inviting me speak on a topic I am so passionate about.
_______ "It's important to not just know your worth, but also being able to articulate your worth and the value you bring to an organization is key." #diversity#inclusion#equality#payequity
5010 minutes ago
Our White Rose Classic Sportif branded cycle clobber is shaping up nicely.
Naturally, we also have a set for our budding para-cyclist @barnsterstreet
Watch this space!
This past Friday we welcomed two new employees to the Ventures ATL team, Fredrick and Matt ☺️
We celebrated Good Friday, Passover, and Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt around the office, sugar cookies, a chocolate bunny, and Coconut and Almond Rave Macaroons. 💐🥥
To start the day, our current employees shared pieces of advice they would tell themselves if they were starting anew. Here are a few of their nuggets of wisdom:
▪️ Patience, expect a lot of yourself, but not all at once.
▪️ Find your rhythm, pace yourself.
▪️ Bring a big umbrella.
▪️ Don't be afraid to ask questions, you don't have to do it alone.
▪️ Keep plugging, effort, persistence, and determination are key.
▪️ If you're nervous about if you're good enough or if you're going to fit in - relax, everyone is different and has their own personality, you'll find your place here.
▪️ Don't try to be a super computer from the get go, there is a learning curve to figure things out.
▪️ You're fine, you're going to be fine, just don't stress yourself out to much.
▪️ I was so afraid of making mistakes and then not making the cut, but that's not the case here. This is a supportive, encouraging, and amazing place.
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and The Adventures of Bug and Boo-Under the Sea would make the perfect gift! I am running this sale until Sunday, April 28th. Order today and it will ship tomorrow! I have limited hard cover books, so order now!
Barbershops were so intimidating to me before I was licensed. Being a woman and walking into an often very masculine environment can be overwhelming. I’ve always loved the atmosphere of a good shop. The business and movement and interaction. It always attracted me. Now that I do hair, I feel really proud to work at an inclusive barbershop. My women and queer clients don’t have to feel awkward or intimidated. We have that old school business and ethic with a more progressive open mind. I feel lucky to have such a diverse and interesting clientele. I never stop feeling grateful that THIS is my job and YOU are my clientele. #gratitude
We are two weeks away from our 14th Annual Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion Awards! The awards will take place at the BMU in room 203 at noon. These awards will highlight all of the great work being done in the campus community! #CSUCDiversity#Inclusion#Awards#WildcatPride
2023 minutes ago
Wilson is teaming up with Autism Speaks to spread the message of inclusion, acceptance, and understanding for people on the autism spectrum.
They have created a line called “Love the Moment” featuring Autism Speaks’ signature blue color.
Wilson will be donating $100,000 to Autism Speaks through the Love the Moment campaign.
If you would like to show your own support, you can pick up one of these Love the Moment A2000, 1786’s or a replica youth glove with the Love the Moment branding. @autismspeaks#autismspeaks#lovethemoment#a2000@wilsonballglove#autism#spectrum#inclusion#acceptance#understanding