Inclusion is not solely a disability matter.
We cannot talk about representation while excluding other identities.⠀
Schools do this well when they boast STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs for girls.
While this is progress, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community still experience inequity in STEM careers. My friend doesn’t see her Black daughters represented in technology spheres. And, I don’t see my disabled son represented in science fields.⠀
Who are we excluding when we only highlight one identity?⠀
- Inclusion: Who Is Left Out?
- Establishing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Your Spaces
- Awakening to the Ableism Within You