I grew up in Toronto, one of the most diverse cities in the world and I’ve spent the last 30 years working with marginalized communities. My life and work experience informs the kind of world I want to live in and my memes reflect my commitment to diversity and inclusion.
This edition features messages that reflect those values and uses models and themes that challenge ageism, disability, heterosexism and gender roles. Online chicken groups are often dominated by members of a particular race (white), sex (women) and age (middling). I often use photos that depict a broader experience that includes people of colour, older folks and men. I also strive to present animals, and chickens in particular, as sentient beings with the capacity to feel emotions.
I’d love it if you left a like, comment and/or rated this post (which holds true for all my other posts, as well).
I live in Humboldt County, California. The animal group I follow on Facebook is a livestock group, with lots of chicken lovers and much human diversity. I feel really fortunate that the Universe led me here, and I stayed. Love all your memes, and am happy to say they are true for me, and the area where I live!
I love the humor and kind messages in this weeks blog. Thanks for keeping it fun and interesting.