The ‘X-Men’ Theory of Inclusion, Or: ‘Others’ for Everyone

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One of my all-time favorite franchises is X-Men. The comics, the cartoon, the movies… even the arcade game – I played it at Chuck E. Cheese’s once for an hour straight (and was crushing it so hard that kids were … Continued

Hurt Creates Hurt (Here’s How I Know)… Or, That Time I Brought Knuckle Sandwiches to the B-ball Game

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When I was about twelve, I played on an amazing basketball team. I’m talking fiercely competitive, yet good-natured gals who loved to hoop. (Shout-out to Arlington Swoosh) We were in San Antonio one weekend, playing in one of our many … Continued

…When Nobody Knows What Matters

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There is interesting research by Susan Cain which points to a transition sometime around the beginning of the 21st century during which we stopped evaluating our leaders based on character and instead began judging them based on personality. Remember, “I … Continued

What Inclusion Can Learn from Advertising and Literature

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In the same way that advertising seeks to transcend demographics and connect a brand to as many customers as possible, or how people are united by fear or trauma, inclusion efforts that leverage the strength of peoples’ similarities will realize … Continued