Diversity Minute 12: Intersectionality
The definition of Intersectionality
And why it matters for inclusion
I’d like to raise your awareness to the concept of intersectionality. Consider two roads coming together at an intersection . . . that paints a good picture of what it means when considering someone’s identity, or the different facets that make us who we are.
So, like myself, I am both a woman, and I’m a Black woman. Those are my two intersectional identities. Intersectional identities can also include religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and so forth.
Why it matters
It’s important to consider someone’s intersectional identities to avoid unintentionally shutting out or silencing an important facet of someone’s life. As you continue the work of building inclusion, consider intersectionality.
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