Dear fellow humans. These are extraordinary times. We are not living in anything close to ‘normal’ circumstances. It cannot be life as usual. We are emerging from Covid-19 lockdowns – a great equaliser. Then, the George Floyd moment assaulted us.
After seeing and listening to Don Lemon and Lewis Hamilton call out those who are silent, I add my voice to unequivocally state:
I abhor racism, injustice, violence and inequality of any kind.
Black lives matter.
We support the peaceful protests and social movements against injustice, violence, and inequality – especially the kind that is carried out disproportionately towards people of colour, the poor, the disenfranchised. I look forward to a world where we have unity, peace and equality, because we fundamentally understand, protect and respect ourselves, our fellow humans and our home, planet Earth.
I believe that it is important for Brands and Professionals to not be silent on #BlackLivesMatter and other human and social injustices. I’m grateful that the Duchess said that “…the only wrong thing is to say nothing.” – perhaps it will encourage more of us to publicly state out intents.
While the world has been speaking about STEM careers, my child dropped this wisdom in 2018… STEAMPIPE is better!
I have been looking for this for a while. So glad I found it.
I was in conversation with my 10-year old daughter in May 2018. While the world has been speaking about STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), she dropped the following wisdom.
Undoubtedly, there is a need to bring diversity and gender diversification into the STEM fields, my kiddie felt that these did not adequately represent her own interests. So, she came up with her own list and called it STEAMPIPE careers…
S – science
T – technology
E – engineering
A – arts
M – mathematics
P – politics
I – intellectual
P – people
E – environment
I celebrated much, that day. What she devised is brilliant and it would be awesome to see the world talk more about STEAMPIPE.