Tell me your story about how power dynamics have affected your coffee career
I am speaking at Tamper Tantrum’s first US appearance in September. My topic will be about power dynamics: understanding them and identifying various solutions to ease them.
I’m interested in hearing your stories about how power dynamics have affected you in your professional coffee career.
Power dynamics are in play in a myriad of ways: manager<>barista, client<>consultant, barista<>customer, just to name a few. Power dynamics also intersect at racism, sexism, and many other points.
Here’s an example of power dynamics, in the form of sexual empowerment vs sexual objectification.
I understand that soliciting stories can be confirmation bias. However, from several conversations and my own experiences, I’ve realized that failing to recognize that power dynamics exist can be more detrimental than confronting them head on.
Tamper Tantrum story collection
This story collection form is for Jenn Chen's September 2016 Tamper Tantrum talk on power dynamics in the coffee…
I will not share your email or your story without your explicit permission. Stories will be used as examples during my talk. Stories used for the talk will be anonymized.