The Women’s March on January 21 in D.C. was awesome — peaceful, kind, respectful and inclusive! It confirmed that we must address our issues with love and a sense of abundance rather than with fear and hate.
Black , Hispanic and Latino , Muslim, Asian and white women have different issues – different levels of privilege. But our common tie is that we are women. The Women’s March January 21 can bring us together.
The story in Jodi Picoult’s new novel validates the premise of my work – that the first step in reducing bias and its impact on others is to become aware of our own bias. My emotional reaction to the story confirmed that I still feel called to find more and better ways to help reduce unconscious bias.
What does the outcome of the recent Presidential election mean for the progress of women in the world? Is this a setback, not only for women, but for other groups who are not white, straight and of European decent? I’m looking for constructive ways to respond to the revelation of the level of remaining racism, gender bias and fear of those “not like us.”