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Transgender Day of Visibility 2022

Here are some of my reflections and reading recommendations on Transgender Day of Visibility, and a bit about how we’re talking about it at ZS.

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A Perspective on Social Justice

Kai Cheng Thom writes: “I think the major difference between a social justice and a white/colonial lens on trauma is the assumption that trauma recovery is the reclamation of safety – that safety is a resource that is simply ‘out there’ for the taking and all we need to do is work hard enough …”

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Fairygodboss interview

Who better to lead User Experience than an anthropologist? Meet Natalie Hanson. She’s a Principal at ZS, where she provides human-centered strategy, research and design for clients. In addition to a master’s and Ph.D. in Anthropology, she also has a master’s in Whole Systems Design. She’s the sponsor of Pride@ZS, the company’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource […]

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Organizational Transformation

Research as a Vehicle for Organizational Transformation A week or so ago I had the opportunity to speak with Lou Rosenfeld about my career, and our second Advancing Research conference, for which I am the lead curator. Introduction After abandoning the world of academia, Natalie Hanson found an innovative way to connect with other ethnographers: […]

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Coming Out Day 2020

This article is cross-posted from the ZS intranet (which we call ZSpace), where I write episodically about issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. It’s been lightly edited for an external audience. This weekend (Sunday October 11th) was National Coming Out Day in the U.S..   For LGBTQ folks that are out of […]

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