Posts tagged mindfulness
09: Disrupting the Fashion Industry and How to Do Better (Aja Barber)

“How can you really practice feminism if the people at the top are not diverse. Is this? Let’s look at where the money is going and if it’s not going back into the pockets of women, and people of color, and non-binary people, and people all over the world. Is this really, truly diverse? And I would argue that it’s not. We’re just keeping the flow of money going in the same direction it’s always gone in. Ya know? It’s just another brand of white supremacy and patriarchy to see that the people who hold the power are profiting off of these concepts that we’re all, ya know, really trying to sort of insert into our lives in more equitable ways. Basically I see a lot of brands that are using the phrase, but not walking the walk at all and I think we should be more aware of that as consumers.”

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07: Why Language and the Inclusivity of English Matters (Anne Curzan)

“When we think about a pronoun like ‘they’, it’s fundamentally about respect for other people. And if someone says that is my pronoun then the respectful thing to do of another human being is to say, ‘Of course I will use your pronoun in the same way that I will use your name' because that’s who you are and I respect you as a person so of course I will use your name and your pronoun.’”

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