Growing up, I moved around a lot, including several stints living overseas. I was the new kid in school almost every year (sometimes twice in a single year) between third and ninth grades. I’ve often said that this experience taught me early that the world was much bigger than me and that there was no “right way” to do most of the things that humans care most about.
JEDI Journey Cards
We designed the JEDI Journey cards to push people to engage deeper in the complexities of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We know these things take time and the solutions are not readily easy (if they were, would we still be talking about this?). JEDI Journey implies an ongoing process. To borrow from the Bard and nudge the saying a bit – “The journey is the thing!”
Decolonization Through Loving Oneself and Others
What I thought about decolonization is different than what my heart truly feels. So, my journey to decolonization has led me back to my roots, the foundation of my Filipina personhood. I hope that these Filipino Indigenous concepts of personhood, an integral part of our pre-colonial system and practices, guide you as much as they have guided me to heal from the past so that we may become our whole selves again.
Owning Your Privilege: Leaving Guilt, Shame, and Blame Behind
What does “owning privilege” really look like in action? For us, it means using our privileged identities to make connections with others, share what we’ve learned and, hopefully, provide a pathway for others to join us in making change.
Reimagined Professionalism: A Leader’s Guide to Facilitation
We follow-up the Reimagining Professionalism article published in November 2021 with this piece to provide a facilitation guide for leading conversations that honor the unique needs and dreams of our colleagues and ourselves.
Connecting the Dots: Making Your Meetings More Accessible
Enjoy this exploration of the similarities between music and braille as we share ways we can offer greater accessibility during team and client interactions to improve diversity and inclusion – and acknowledge World Braille Day.
Being Whole for the Holidays
In this article, one of our team members explores how celebrating holiday traditions in the midst of a global pandemic, social strife and climate degradation provides an opportunity for reinvention of ourselves and our identities.
Joy Endures Despite Injustice: An Important Reminder in JEDI Work
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) work often feels heavy to participate in and lead. Let’s imagine what JEDI could look like and mean for us if we took a light-weighted approach. This article highlights joy as an important feature of our JEDI journeys. We offer a collection of lessons and strategies that help foster joy alongside the justice we strive to strengthen in our world.
World AIDS Day: Overcoming the HIV Epidemic
On December 1, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.