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.

Example of power dynamics. Continue reading at source: http://comicsalliance.com/empowering-versus-objectifying/

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.

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.

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SF-based freelance coffee marketer, writer & photographer. Inspired by donuts, colors, and culture. https://JennChen.com / @thejennchen

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Jenn Chen

Jenn Chen

SF-based freelance coffee marketer, writer & photographer. Inspired by donuts, colors, and culture. https://JennChen.com / @thejennchen

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