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Misogynoir: The Pyramid of Hate

The Pyramid of Hate The recent demonisation of Diane Abbott by one of the Conservative Party’s biggest donors expressed a level of racism in Britain that most of us would find unacceptable. Dehumanising language has been the precursor to racist violence, lynchings and mass murder throughout history. This hierarchal pyramid...

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5 Ways Black Women Are Masking

What is Masking? Masks have been one of the many adaptations that enable us to survive and thrive, despite the stressors of the workplace or our external environments. At times, we all feel vulnerable, experience pain or feel afraid. And, feelings of dependency or inadequacy are often expressed in our...

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What is imposter syndrome?

Who experiences imposter syndrome? It is a phenomenon or experience that occurs in an individual, not a mental disorder. Impostor phenomenon is not recognised in the DSM or ICD, although both of these classification systems recognise low self-esteem and sense of failure as associated symptoms of depression. If you are neurodiverse or...

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What does good allyship look like?

What does good allyship look like in your organisation? This week I was asked how a companies Top 100 Leaders can improve the mental health & wellbeing of their organisation through good allyship. Here was my response; 'Good allyship means turning the spotlight away from oneself and supporting marginalised groups...

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3 Ways People Leaders can make an impact in 2023

Calling out the Bullsh*t in DEI I just wanna kickoff today by talking about some of the BS in DEI. Some of our bug bears, some good practice from a recent podcast discussion with Erin Corine and Samantha Hawkins. I think for me on the mental health lens, one of the challenges I...

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Where are you really from?

Where are you really from? This is a commonly asked question that some think is ok to ask - but actually is quite offensive.  The question itself is not a bad one. I think it is extremely normal to ask someone ‘Where are you from?’ I have asked this question many...

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Do you often feel disappointed in yourself or others?

Do you often feel disappointed in yourself or others? Last week in our People Leaders discussion, one of my colleagues quoted;  ‘The absence of deserved recognition is resentment’ Working in an organisational context I am often asked to dream up simplistic, institutionalised solutions to help people leaders manage complex day...

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