Identity and respect

Our individual identity determines how we see ourselves, how others perceive us and how socio-cultural-economic-political institutions and structures define us. Identity is our core and is how we see ourselves. The majority of us have aspects of our identity which change and are fluid and intersect*. For example, our view of ourselves change with age,… Read More

Privilege and inclusion

In and around the discussions about diversity and inclusion, there is a growing conversation around the concept of privilege and how this impacts different people and how the delivery of inclusion initiatives may have different outcomes due to identity differences. What is privilege? Originally formulated by W. E. B. Du Bois in 1903, privilege as… Read More

Gender Identity

Common terminology Do not be afraid to explore terminology further – these are evolving due to historical neglect of a section of the population. Cisgender: when a person’s gender identity and sex assigned at birth align. Female-to-male (FtM, F2M): individuals assigned female at birth who are changing/have changed body and/or gender role. Another term used… Read More

Human identity

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Introduction Our individual identity determines how we see ourselves, how others perceive us and how socio-cultural-economic-political institutions and structures define us. The majority of us have aspects of… Read More