There's always a new term to learn. But in the case of 'intersectional diversity' I think we finally have a name for something we've always known. Identities are complex and individual, and everyone's story is different.
People find groups empowering – if you're taking on a world where perhaps you are underrepresented, it can be really helpful to know that other people are facing the same battles.
But what if you fall in to multiple 'categories'? How do these intersections affect you, how do they affect the opportunities you're given or the internalised hurdles you may face?
This blog doesn't offer all the answers, but it does at least offer up for discussion a concept that I think we will be exploring a lot more when trying to create channels for better inclusion.
Keep an eye on the #brilliantlydiverse hashtag for a chance to join in.
Intersectionality is where multiple identities intersect with each other. For example, a question networks often hear is, “As a BAME woman, do I join the Women’s Network or the BAME Network?” We have multiple identities and the theme #BrilliantlyDiverse celebrates this.