Hit Reset: How to re-find your courage and make radical change right now
Let’s be real: everyone’s exhausted, the pandemic is still lingering, and burnout is sky-high. Even those of us who’ve “had it good” this past year and a half are struggling. Yet, we’re also still facing all the same challenges as before: inequitable products that exclude or harm people, understaffed and under-respected research teams, and an industry that prioritizes profit over people.
In moments like this, it can feel like an either/or: Do I speak up for equity and make change in my organization, or do I hunker down and take care of myself? Justice or rest? Self or others?
But recovering personally and making change professionally don’t have to be at odds with each other. In fact, we can’t do one without the other. In this talk, we’ll look at why that is, and explore what it takes to reset and recover, while staying committed to equity, inclusion, and harm reduction in our work.
- How avoiding our own feelings and needs makes us dangerous to our colleagues and users—particularly those from marginalized groups
- Why binary thinking is so seductive—and keeps us stuck in fear instead of living our values
- Why “getting back to normal” won’t work, and how to use this moment to make our organizations more humane for the long run