…services, where I’ve literally been trained how to speak and behave with an eye toward inclusivity. And yet…in conversation, and especially when speaking to larger audiences, I have often made stupid mistakes, stumbling into words or phrases that could be construed as non-inclusive, judgmental, or hurtful. Even in my writing, I sometimes stumble upon something I published months ago — something I pondere…
Amen! Same here. I have been on the bleeding edge of LGBTQ activism since 1990, absorbing ideals and thinking about diversity and equality from leaders and innovators. I read voraciously and keep myself open to new ideas and ways of thinking and being.
And I still watch myself incredibly closely on social media, scared that I’ll express myself less than clearly or make a mistake that gets me misunderstood and pounced on.
We could all use a good dose of chill and be human once in a while.