Despite an increasingly digital and remote work environment, our physical presence in the workplace impacts how we feel and create, says Colleen T. Reese in this body positivity talk.
Despite an increasingly digital and remote work environment, our physical presence in the workplace impacts the we way we feel and create. This is especially true for professionals of color, and for professionals who identify as women/femme, trans men and women, non-binary or within the LGBTQA+ community. Drawing largely from her personal experience transitioning into a leadership role, as well as a survey from Philadelphia creatives on body positivity in the workplace, this talk explored what it means to brave an industry that can sometimes feel exclusionary to a huge population of its community. We shared stories submitted from the survey and discuss how the creative community can empower a message that puts empathy, curiosity and compassion first.