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I loved being back @Google, speaking at their flagship advertiser event of the year. It’s a huge honour to work the world’s largest brands on their inclusion journeys, making advertising more representative of the whole range of human diversity that exists #GML2022 #DreamJob
As a South Asian woman who experiences disability, I know what it feels like to be underrepresented, have your identity sensationalised and experience discrimination due to biases towards all the things that make you who you are. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Not only is cultivating & being inclusive morally the right thing to do, but it will increase your profitability too.

If you’d like any help with your inclusion journey, let’s have a chat

#Inclusion #KeynoteSpeaker #Intersectionality #Expert #Marketing
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A 🧵 for the anti-war feminists who argue against backing Ukrainian defence: an initiative delivering medication to survivors of Russian army’s sexual violence, helping women, girls & fellow survivors to prevent unwanted pregnancy and access safe abortion, that I've supported..
…asked donors to send money to the UA defence because without pushing the occupying RU & allied armies out of Ukraine, there is currently no way to reach many women, girls and fellow people who have been raped and to stop & prevent their rape and murder. A reality check. So..
Anyone who undermines defence in response to a military invasion needs to understand that denying people the means of self-defence enables rape, killing & imperial oppression. Doesn't feminism support a woman's right to self-defence against gender violence? Then it ought to…
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🧵 on Gloria #LadsonBillings, the primary source for bringing #CRT into the field of education. You know, #CriticalRaceTheory that so many super honest & super smart people have repeatedly liked to claim doesn’t even exist outside of Law Schools. 1/19
GLB injected her “critical(Marxist)” socio-historical racial lens of #CRT into the education system in 1995, with her paper written alongside William Tate, & titled “Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education” & followed that up in 1998 with…2/
“Just What is Critical Race Theory, and What’s It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?”Two works that “extend the intellectual contributions of legal scholars; Derrick Bell, Cheryl Harris, Lani Guinier, Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Williams, Linda Greene, Mari Matsuda…3/
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🧵 abt “traditional talking circles” in settler colonial institutions. 1/ while I do support bringing in ways of communicating/relating/working through tough topics that r customary within many #indigenous nations (sharing/talking circles)…1/5
2/5 I do challenge the idea that these customs just automatically make the shared spaces equitable and safe for everyone participating simply because they r “indigenous” and therefore it is presumed that “everyone is is equal within the circle”…
3/5 I mean, one is not entering an alternative reality when joining a circle…it doesn’t matter who is leading it, if an Elder is present, etc. As #indigenous ppls settler colonial histories & current realities shape our lives so differently according 2 race, gender, class, etc..
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We don’t talk enough about how culture affects social cues. Growing up in the Caribbean it was rude if you didn’t say excuse me after sneezing. Then I went to college in the US where everyone laughed at me for doing that and called me mean for not saying bless you to others
There’s also “good night” in the US it’s used exclusively right before bed. There’s no such thing as good evening where I grew up. Or in Creole which is my elders 1st language. I was called rude and controlling for saying good night as a greeting when folks expected good evening
Then there’s dancing at parties. Every party I ever went to there was dancing. The point was dancing. In college people would ask why I was being weird because I was dancing at a party. They would ask if I was drunk. I still don’t know what you’re supposed to do at these parties
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(1/10) ❗️Disclaimer❗️: Not an #intersectionality expert but care about #intersectionality & #healthequity. I want my research to reflect personal values. Below are just some of my musings on this ⬇️
(2/10) In my #epidemiology research, often constrained by what data is available to me...

e.g. forced to conflate #sex & #gender, treat gender as binary construct, collapse #ethnicity into meaningless categories etc. This is not good research! ☠️
(3/10) Most importantly, not doing justice to the people my research is aimed to serve. Want to change that.
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Vulnerable & long post. One I should probably include a trigger warning on. So TW: blood, chronic illness, medical appointments & medical racism. /1 #DisabilityTwitter #ChronicIllnessTwitter #ChronicMigraines #ChronicPain #Migraines #MedicalRacism #Indigenous #Intersectionality
So, today was what I commonly refer to as “needle day” which is just one aspect of the protocol I have to manage my migraines in which I receive upwards of 30 injections of Botox to my face, head and neck. /2
This is administered in a different approach (ie it does not target muscles) and therefore does not have the same affects that cosmetic Botox does. Today was a personal best (yes, I’m being sarcastic) with 46 injection sites. And yes, it hurts and there’s blood. /3
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In this thread, I am going to provide definitions for some of the key concepts which often feature in discussions, training, arguments and even academic papers about autism.
Defining them and agreeing about the definitions can help us reduce our arguments and gain consensus more quickly -- or at the very least, it can help to ensure that we're at least arguing about the same thing, even if we don't agree about how to approach it.
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"The way we imagine discrimination or disempowerment often is more complicated for people who are subjected to multiple forms of exclusion. The good news is that intersectionality provides us a way to see it."

— Kimberle W. Crenshaw
"If you don't have a lens that's been trained to look at how various forms of discrimination come together, you're unlikely to develop a set of policies that will be as inclusive as they need to be."

— Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
"#Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members ...
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Tweeting live from the #ichbinhanna conference organized by @AKellerGEW !
Warming up!
1/ All tweets about the GEW conference today will be here in this thread.
We're starting NOW with @AKellerGEW saying the opening remarks!

#hannabeidergew, #ichbinhanna & #dauerstellen!
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In-depth individual interviews of 25 #women #workers at the Ambassador Bridge produced #breastcancer risk understandings & agency narratives.

Kathy said: “put us all together, and pretty soon you have just got lots of stories that all have the same ending.”

A thread

The research captures & explains layered & multifactorial influences on women’s narratives of #breastcancer risks & related agency and to see how #health and health knowledge are constructed in a #nested set of relationships.

Multiple information sources influenced #women’s #breastcancer risk and agency narratives.

Social, cultural & experiential information were all included.

#Workplace & #environmental exposures & socio-cultural aspects of work & environment were critical to the narratives.

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I discovered something new about humans: how parents name their children reveals info on how many kids they’re planning to have.

Thread on forthcoming paper in #Demography on kids’ names & sexual/fertility norms among #Irish #Catholics

Preprint:… Image
The map shows where Catholic parents chose distinctly Catholic names (Catholic Index) or traditional names (Traditional Name Score) for kids + their total surviving children as of 1911 (Net fertility). Family size highly correlated with Catholic and traditional names.
In 1860, a woman in an industrializing nation like Britain could expect to give birth to 6 children.
By 1940, that number had dropped to 2.
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MWCD Report (2019-20) states that out of 728 One Stop Centres, only 595 are currently operational.
It is the State's responsibility to protect and promote our Human Rights and Dignity!
#16Days #prajnya16days #nosgbv
@PriyankaSamy @DalitWomenRise @ifwedonotrise
Union Budget 2020-21 allocates a mere 0.8% (Rs.7986.34Cr.) for Dalit women and 0.34% (Rs. 3174.91Cr.) for Adivasi women from the total eligible Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Central Sector Schemes! Budget Justice??
#16Days #prajnya16days
@PriyankaSamy @ncdhr @dalitwomenrise
Almost 46,000 crimes were registered against Dalits in 2019 but the conviction rates are only 28%. Sexual violence on Dalit women reveals a pattern of impunity enjoyed by dominant caste State & nonstate perpetrators.
#16Days #prajnya16days
@PriyankaSamy @ManjulaHPradeep @sitara1
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*An appeal to NON-autistic people: please take a few moments to read this thread*

We (#Neurodivergent people) were taught early in life that everything YOU (#Allistics) said and did was what WE (#Autistics etc) had to aspire to.

We weren’t even told an alternative existed. 1/9
Our #Autism was suppressed before we knew the word for it.

When we protested, we were met with punishment and ostracism.

When we suffered in silence, we were never rewarded for protecting YOU from our *legitimate* anger.

We were converted to #AutisticMasking to survive. 2
All children need mirroring for healthy development. We #Autistics received very little.

Our talents were often not recognized or acknowledged. If they were, it was not for our benefit, but for yours.

Our faults were all noted and attributed to us alone. 3
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The Netflix film "The Social Dilema" provides a mass audience for critiques of social media surveillance but gives tech bros a platform to absolve themselves and no voice to the women scholars who have worked for years on these issues. @safiyanoble @ruha9…
I liked the part in the film "The Social Dilema" where they pushed on past the simplistic slogan that "If the product is free then you are the product" to Lanier's re-formulation "the product is actually imperceptibly small and unconscious changes in your beliefs and behaviour".
The film makes a valuable contribution by using Netflix to popularise how surveillance capitalists use social media to identify our psychological vulnerabilities and triggers in order to profit from suruptiously shaping our consciousness, consumption and voting behaviours.
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So pleased to be able to bring my workshop - Working withIN diversity - to another cohort of counsellors. Exploring identity, intersectionality, power, privilege & oppression. #workingwithindiversity #intersectionality #counselling Image
Exploring positions of oppression and power. Something which exists in the counselling/therapeutic professions & practice. Can be experienced as microaggressions, criticising or dismissing an 'other's' experiences, work, success, projects or progress. Professional envy is real! Image
Our afternoon discussion - what impact do you think #intersectionality might have on the counselling process, therapeutic relationship and presenting problem? #counselling #identity Image
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📢📢📢 Our report on #intersectionality in Europe with @CIJBerlin is out !
Find out how an intersectional approach can
✅ tackle structural inequalities
✅ address intersecting grounds of discrimination
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What does #intersectionality mean for the EU action plan against racism?
✅ address structural inequalities
✅ re-centre race in equality policies
✅ collect #equalitydata
✅ screen policies from a race equality and intersectional perspective
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Don’t have the time to read our full report on #intersectionality in Europe with @CIJBerlin ?
Read our summary to have the essentials and start adopting an intersectional approach in your work!
#ReclaimIntersectionality #IntersectionalJustice Image
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Looking forward to delivering this one-day workshop/training to a national counselling service today! #counselling #therapy #training Image
When we say 'working with', what we are actually doing and being in, is a Relationship. So both my idenity and the identity of the other person are present and in relationship with one another #relationships #intersectionality #diversity Image
In #counselling it's important we understand, explore and reflect on our own and our client's intersectionality, and the relationship dynamic created between the two. Great discussion in our morning session addressing those systems of oppression and our #intersectionality. Image
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You see my faith before my profession. You see my ethnicity before my qualifications. You see my gender before my clincial experience. You see my age before my accolades. To say therapy isn't social justice or political guess what, its not a choice. You can't eradicate my Truth.
If I am Seen, my Clients are Seen. If I can accept my Truth, I can accept my Client's Truth.
#socialjustice #counselling #therapy #power #privilege #oppression #political #inequality #intersectionality #identity #faith #ethnicity #gender Image
No Counsellor/Therapist is 'neutral' in the room. Our visible identity (ethnicity, gender, faith, age, ability/disability etc) can't be removed, dismissed, ignored, made invisible. Our identity is reacted/related/responded to (consciously/unconsciously). It's how we work with it.
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#AutisticWhileBlack #AutisticAphorism the deadliest assault on #DisabilitySolidarity began the moment #DisabilityJustice was co-opted and conflated with social justice and disability rights. 1/
The only path forward is to #ReclaimDisabilityJustice. This is exactly what professor Kimberlé Crenshaw did by firmly reiterating her original definition and it's intended purpose when her term #Intersectionality was co-opted and conflated out of control. 2/
Before it's too late, #ReclaimDisabilityJustice as it was conceived by the founding group that includes @kriphopnation. This is as simple as using the term correctly. Start… 3/
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This is finna be a thread on the pushback against White Fragility.
As books on racism take over the bestseller lists, there’s inevitable debate about which books make it there & whether they deserve it. I commented on the critique re: “How to Be Antiracist” a few days ago. Now let’s talk about White Fragility.
I am a clinical psychologist, as is Robin DiAngelo. Never met her but admired her work for a good 15+ years. She’s been doing it since before it was profitable or popular.
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Being able to participate in any activity, hobby, interest or sport, without thinking of how you will be treated, perceived or stated at, out of suspicion or curiosity, or a sense of 'you don't belong here' and never feeling the 'odd one out' is a privilege #WhitePrivilege
To teach and talk about structural inequalities in society, to understand & work with our client's lived experiences, is to understand these internal feelings of not belonging, lack of access and inclusion, being treated & related to as 'not the norm' or unusual... (2)
Because the 'norm' is where YOU are at on the power-powerless spectrum of society and I am not on the same place on that spectrum. So if at the privilege end, your privilege becomes your norm by default. Still makes it a privilege though! (3)
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