27 Mar 2018

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by Kelli Boyle in TV Eric’s family stole the show on this week’s episode of The Bachelorette. Eric’s hometown visit with Rachel was sweet as hell, and people on Twitter are loving how supportive his family is. The entire family was beaming with positive energy the second Eric and Rachel walked in the door, as Rachel is the first woman he’s ever taken home to meet his family. Peo...

01 Nov 2017

I don’t eat meat, but now I’m a Burger King fan.
At the end of all my keynote speeches on inclusion, I leave my audiences with the three keys to making the world a better place: Consciousness, Courage and Compassion. So, when I saw the recent Burger King anti-bullying commercial I stood up and applauded!! I haven’t been in a Burger King in decades and I don’t even eat meat, but this commercial alone made me a fan of the franchise. T...

12 Oct 2017

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Today was a big day! It was National Coming Out Day. It was the International Day of the Girl Child. It was also the day more and more women came out of the woodwork to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault. I also realized that today is Wednesday, the day I pray for the girls/young women in my family. Every Wednesday, I pray for my nieces and great nieces and all t...

24 Jul 2017

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An Interview with Julia Fawal, Social Media Associate at TED We need to have more honest, open-ended conversations about race and bias — in our own lives and in the TV shows and movies we see, says diversity consultant Vernā Myers. It’s not every day that the TED world collides with a reality TV show, but recently on The Bachelorette, one of the most compelling conversations about race...

18 Jul 2017

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by Kelli Boyle in TV Eric’s family stole the show on this week’s episode of The Bachelorette. Eric’s hometown visit with Rachel was sweet as hell, and people on Twitter are loving how supportive his family is. The entire family was beaming with positive energy the second Eric and Rachel walked in the door, as Rachel is the first woman he’s ever taken home to meet his family. Peo...

17 Jul 2017

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By Anna Kegler For a while now, I’ve been thinking about how terms like “white privilege,” “inclusion” and “unconscious bias” all sound just… too nice. Don’t they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression? It reminds me of how, in Minnesota in January, the meteorologists will say it’s going to be a “cool evening” as they stand in front ...