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07 Jul 2023

Diversity Lens - Issue 181


Chances are you've tried your hand at yoga, but more than likely it's been a whitewashed version of the ancient practice.

Westernised yoga is ubiquitous these days - selfies of slim white women with their expensive yoga gear is a common sight. Somewhere along the way we seem to have lost the true meaning of yoga, and the tenets of the practice. It's not all about flexibility, Nikita Desai argues in our recent podcast episode, or weight loss, or conforming to an instagram aesthetic. So forget what you know about yoga!
Come on a journey of rediscovery with us and Nikita.



Activists hail Nepal ruling allowing same-sex marriage
UN rights office calls on France to address ‘deep issues’ of racism in policing
Bristol bans all political parties from their pride due to collective failing of LGBTQIA+ people
Meet the first woman to manage a pro football team in the UK
MPs call for a government-led strategy to address sexism in schools


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The Transgender Family Handbook is here!

What is it?

This online resource has 144 specific suggestions, from trans young people and their loved ones, that parents may find helpful in supporting their child’s transition. 
It’s filled with personal stories, tips and real-life examples covering name changes, clothing, telling other family members and informing the school, to name just a few. 

What role can parents play?

With the public discourse filled with anti-trans rhetoric, and a general questioning of the legitimacy of trans youth identities, there is little guidance out there for parents who believe their children and want to affirm their gender. 

This handbook illustrates not only the practicalities of how to be a trans-affirming family, but the profoundly positive impacts of doing so.

A study by the Family Acceptance Project found that LGBTQIA+ youth whose families affirm their identity are almost 50% less likely to be suicidal compared to those whose families are unsupportive.

Asking for salary history is so last year

Someone applying for a job might not have been employment for some time, or they might have been underpaid in their last role. The proper compensation should be based on the job you are asking them to do, not what they've been paid previously!

Who does it affect the most?
Women and people of colour are most likely to be discriminated against by salary history. Let's ban it, and help to close the gender and ethnicity pay gap. Sign the petition.

New white paper from Diversifying Group
Gender Bias in Technology: Why Inequality Exists and how we can Change it

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A mental health crisis is growing amid young people

18-24-year-olds are feeling most acutely the effects of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis on their mental health - called "a unique series of stressors."

How do we tackle it?
Mental health services require proper funding, but the root causes of this crisis also need addressing. Financial security, stable housing, and access to health care all have a huge impact on mental health.


12 ways you can celebrate Disability Pride Month
A new BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about coming out as gay as an older man
Our company sports day! Get a glimpse of it

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