A colleague of mine informed me I left her hanging once I stopped posting my #ThisIsWhatProfessionalLooksLike marketing campaign. She mentioned that I had been on 🔥🔥🔥 after which every thing stopped.
And she or he’s proper. The reality is, I felt unsure about what to do subsequent, the place to go subsequent. I acquired caught. I froze. I dropped off. I felt like I wanted a plan or a route and since I do not, I acquired chilly toes and stop posting.
I really feel so CALLED to share my private imaginative and prescient of inclusivity – that no matter your ethnic, non secular or academic background, your age, weight, dimension, gender id, race, look, psychological well being standing, hair coloration or type, pores and skin coloration or pores and skin ornament, alternative of non-public self-expression, potential or incapacity, or sexual orientation, that 👉🏼👉🏾👉🏻👉🏿👉YOU 🔴🟠🟡🟢🔵🟣 are [what a professional looks like.]
My buddy jogged my memory that I haven’t got to know what comes subsequent. I haven’t got to regulate the end result. I simply should hold exhibiting up, spreading the phrase and #SpeakingUpForChange.
However I want your assist, peeps.
I can symbolize myself: the middle-aged white, cisgender straight lady with pink hair, big earrings, vibrant multi-patterned outfits, no make-up (okay, on this pic I used to be FULLY made up for my course filming with Madecraft!), flat footwear, naked arms, massive mouth and daring opinions.
However I am unable to symbolize ALL the people who find themselves diminished, missed and outright discriminated in opposition to as a result of they do not match a specific “socially-acceptable” norm.
I want voices to amplify, and I want fellow warriors!
That is the place all of you’ll be able to assist unfold the phrase that THIS IS WHAT PROFESSIONAL LOOKS LIKE!
I want the pink- and purple-haired warriors, the tattooed warriors, the trans warriors, the incapacity warriors, the nonbinary warriors, the nonconforming-and-self-expressed-in-other-ways warriors, everybody who’s on the market keepin’ it actual, and so many extra of you I am unable to even tag right here.
🏆Professional tip: You do not have to be a range and inclusion specialist to talk up for inclusion!
🏆You do not have to be a psychological well being knowledgeable to share your experiences.
🏆You do not have to be an knowledgeable on something to talk your reality about what it means to be marginalized as an expert and to encourage others (who’re nonetheless hiding) by your visibility.
So I have to unfreeze, unblock and unstick myself. Get again to work amplifying the professionals who encourage me with their willingness to point out up of their absolutely human kind. And hold exhibiting up in mine.
As a result of if there’s one group I can relate to virtually greater than another, it is the UNPROFESSIONAL PROFESSIONAL! 😉
Be a part of us on LinkedIn and do not forget the hashtag… #ThisIsWhatProfessionalLooksLike
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