Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

Leading new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

DPSN: NZSL Rainbow Vocabulary VLOG

Originally posted on dpsn:
This is a video blog about some of the LGBTIA/Rainbow NZSL signs. I’m no expert, so sorry if there are some mistakes in here (please let…

17 August 2015

Blogging against blogging against disablism

May 1 is Blogging Against Disablism Day. You probably didn’t know that. I remember hearing about it years ago but had forgotten until I saw a tweet about it. The problem with blogging against disablism is that “disablism” is the wrong term.

1 May 2014

The power of labels — is it time to move on?

I think the evolution of language creates the opportunity for them to lose their charge and liberate us from its stigma.

1 March 2014

Social change: a case of two steps forward, three steps back?

Cynicism aside, could we simply be seeing language, rituals and institutions reclaimed from a limiting age and tranformed into processes that accommodate diversity? Perhaps it’s not the institutions themselves, but how they are represented, expressed and inhabited, that really makes the difference.

17 January 2014

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