Ten months ago I was a white woman continuing to tiptoe about with “good intentions” when it came to diversity, equity and inclusion. My learning journey had been activated for some time. I was attending events, reading books, listening to podcasts, diversifying who I was following on social media.
A recent in-person event pushed the vision to making Vancouver friendlier, 365 questions closer. Brand’s for Better Foundation’s Battle of the Brands winning concept, Hello Yello, is actively building their foundation.
As the body’s largest organ, the skin is often a key indicator of health. Bumps, scars, lacerations, bruises, rashes, pimples, and discolouration appear differently on different skin types and tones. In the medical community, whiteness is the norm putting all others at higher risk, misled by a healthcare system that centres one race. In issue 03 Cicely Belle Blain examines racism, medicine and the body’s largest organ.