BLOG: DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
“Hey, stop right there. What is your business here? What is the exact address you are staying in? Show me confirmation of that now. Yes now!”
These were the words I heard the moment I felt the sting of my white-passing, American-born privilege smacking me in the chest.
Healing and health has always been important but seem to have taken on new meaning these past years. Health is no longer just about physical “fitness” or testing negative on a PCR test.
It’s February. And it marks Black History Month – a month-long celebration that provides a platform for recognizing and celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans. Black History Month plays a key role in highlighting the integral part the black community has played and continues to play in US history and society. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history.
Building a healthy happy inclusive workplace for all is no longer a perk, it’s a requirement. In truth, it’s always been but if you aren’t sure how to build that workplace for your people, it’s not too late.
It could be morning, evening, or in the middle of the night, but the attacks on my head come like a whip. All of a sudden lights are searing, thoughts are interfering, and the sound of a small bird chirping could send me spiraling.
Creativity is often misunderstood to be manifested only through hands-on artistic output. I’m here to debunk that myth. Creativity is everywhere and is far beyond just painting, playing instruments, dancing to acting even though I love these domains as someone who is in music school at Berklee Music School pursuing my music business degree.
On a scorching Summer’s night on June 28, 1969, police raided a gay club in New York called Stonewall Inn. This violent clash sparked weeks of protests, led by members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, fighting for safe places where they could be themselves without fear of prosecution.
On the third show of Innovator’s Kitchen, we celebrate Pride Month with the 3 B Bevie Cocktail, a celebratory drink concocted by Chef Eliza Martin herself. This cocktail plays off the marriage of 3 completely different flavors.
Have you ever seen a food item that you didn’t recognize? A rush of curiosity (and sometimes fear) can overwhelm you as you ask yourself “Should I try it?” Oftentimes fermented foods, or foods that are processed using bacteria, are divisive for their pungent smells and flavors.
Do you know where your last meal came from? I’m not asking about the exact farm the ingredients came from, but I am asking how much thought went into the source of the meal and it’s ingredients.
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