Stereotypes Suck. Bias is real. Discrimination kills.
I believe that people have the fundamental right to reach their full potential without the boundaries or judgements consciously or subconsciously imposed on them based on their background, gender, age, economic statues, physical ability, personal challenges or country of origin. The work I do as a diversity advocate focuses on connecting people through storytelling, highlighting our shared human experience, enabling pathways for personal and professional development, and celebrating our differences as contributing to a rich, multifaceted whole.
"The work of anti-racism is becoming a better human to other humans" - Austin Channing Brown
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou
Some selected projects through which I let my diversity advocacy colors fly:
Challenges and Resources: Migrants and Expats in the time of Corona
an survey informal survey exploring the additional challenges faced by migrants in Switzerland during the corona lockdown. Download the official report to learn about our findings - German / English / Appendix: Resources (EN)
Cultural Integration Group Thalwil
an ongoing event and workshop series envisioning formats that foster connection, dialogue and exchange between local Swiss and non-Swiss communities.
softening resistance around gender stereotypes through playfulness and humor
Netzwerk Integrationsförderung (NIF) Thalwil
a consultative support group for the integration department of the Gemeinde Thalwil.
Family Literacy Program
offering immigrants in Switzerland opportunities to connect with other families in their mother tongue while also supporting their children in language and literacy development. A program of the Swiss Institute of Media for Children and Youth (SIKJM) and a Kulturmama event series.