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“Firsts” are still a big deal

“Firsts” are still a big deal

“Firsts” are still a big deal:Why representation matters (and to whom) There is often much attention and celebration around diverse “firsts” in various professional, vocational, and academic endeavors. This is especially true when the “first” is female, Black, a person of Color, LGBTQ+, disabled, or any intersection of these and other identities that are not white ...
Microaggressions in the workplace are a big deal. Do better.

Microaggressions in the workplace are a big deal. Do better.

Imagine having to go through the distraction and stress of regular indignities and passive-aggressive comments at work. To add insult to injury, add on the gaslighting and labeling you would be subjected to if you called out your colleagues or superiors? Will this affect your professional reputation? Will people label you difficult or too sensitive? Will this affect your promotional opportunities? ...