I saw a show on NPR last night called America by Numbers. The episode I saw was about diversity in advertising. Diversity meaning People of Color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, different ages and generations etc.
It got me to thinking about that in relation to my advertising and course material. Recently, I subscribed to an international summit on spirituality and healing. I was dismayed to find every single speaker was white. That same day I read a “recommended book list for living with wisdom”, every single book was written by a male.
So it’s got me re-thinking about who my audience is in relation to this topic and how I can make sure to have images that speak to that diversity. And exercises that can be easily modified to different body abilities and ages.
I thought I would start a conversation on this to hear what other people have done or figured out.
Hello! This is a great topic. I’ve been wanting to do the same thing with my body-magic work – especially with the pelvic/sexuality aspect – to have something that is open to all human-creatures regardless of gender, and not needing gender binaries either. I’m talking with someone in the next few days about this aspect of clarifying/promoting my work and I’ll be sure to drop any comments in here if I work stuff out. So far I’ve got as far as thinking around what would make it inclusive to everyone, without having to make it male/female/gender queer/ orientated. What are the common principles that apply?