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Fear, Loathing, and Compassion: What Losing Privilege Taught Me About Privilege

I’m not very happy in my body right now. Yes, I’m serious. Yes, I realize that being a size 4-6 still puts me in the slimmer-than-average category for USian women. Yes, I realize a BMI of 22 is still really fit, and yes, I realize that at age 44 I […]

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How Whites can talk about race…and why we need to: An intergenerational duo of White Women Reacts, Reflects and Acts (FINAL chapter)

White allies

By Susana Rinderle and Melissa Hahn (learn more about my smart, talented, passionate co-author on her website and LinkedIn) he Trayvon Martin incident in early 2012, the trial of his accused killer George Zimmerman in 2013, and the uproar following the “not guilty” verdict a year ago on July 13th […]

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How Whites can talk about race…and why we need to: An intergenerational duo of White Women Reacts, Reflects and Acts (part III)

White allies

By Susana Rinderle and Melissa Hahn (learn more about my smart, talented, passionate co-author on her website and LinkedIn) This third installment in a four-part series contains our year-long reactions, reflections, and our call to action following the July 13, 2013 “not guilty” trial verdict for George Zimmerman, accused of […]

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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Parable About Equity

I’m on planes a lot for business. Recently, on a full Southwest flight, I ended up in the middle seat of an exit row next to a very large man who was seated by the window. He was cordial, but visibly uncomfortable. His long legs extended into the empty space […]

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Are you a “Diverse Person”? Who is Included in Inclusion?

I was on the phone with a potential client discussing a possible keynote address I’d give at a corporate conference on women’s leadership. My contact was cordial and enthusiastic, but I wasn’t surprised when she asked me, a bit awkwardly, “Forgive me, I have to ask, but are you diverse?” […]

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Elysium, Los Angeles 2013, and a disparity we’re not talking about

Susana Rinderle

Recently I visited Los Angeles on business. An unremarkable event in the life of a D&I professional perhaps, but this trip quickly and unexpectedly became remarkable. You see, I’m from L.A., and I hadn’t visited in seven years. A lot had changed. I mean a LOT. I recognized the unique […]

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