Diversity is not a trend
Diversity is not a trend. It’s not an idea that you can pick up at the moment and put down whenever you want. It’s not a hot topic, because that implies that it will go away.
Diversity is not something you give lip service to,
and at the end of the day, wrap it up in a box to store away with all of your other corporate initiatives.
It’s not a convenient concept that is used to further your brand, personal or corporate. It should be a no-brainer, because diversity makes us smarter.
Diversity is not a one-time topic where you say, “It’s been discussed before,” and therefore, it’s no longer important.
Don’t talk about needing more diverse representation on a panel, yet host an event with all-white males at the front and center.
Diversity is a fucking behemoth of a subject to unpack. It is difficult to discuss, it is not a “happy” or “positive” subject. It has a lot of uncomfortable history, in so many paths that intersect. It’s more than a word. Diversity is not just about gender identity, sexual orientation, or race. It’s also about a lived experience, economic class, and body size. And so much more.
Acknowledge that diversity is not a trend, even if it feels like everyone is talking about it and you’re so tired of hearing about it.