It’s a no-brainer when you’re introduced to someone. “This is James. He’s our new IT guy.” “It’s Jim,” he says. You call him Jim, and everyone is happy. It should be exactly this simple when we’re faced with something less expected: “Actually, I go by Rhonda now” or “My pronoun is they.” Told once, never [...]
A little louder for the people in the back. Not all geeks are full-figured white guys in their parents’ basement. More importantly, recognizing oneself and having a superhero that looks like you — that you can cosplay truthfully — is precious, and it’s long overdue for people of colour who have had to make do [...]
You’ve seen it happen. You’ve probably done it. Casual racism is insidious.
So we’ve arrived, right? The scales have been balanced and we can all go home. Umn, nope.
Hi there. I’m Hayley, and I am your CWA diversity member, based in Montreal.