Privilege with Jenn / by Mandy Wintink

Show Notes

Background 

The conversation starts off with a reaction that Jenn had to a facilitator that I brought in for a retreat day for the staff of my company, the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. It sparked a whole conversation on privilege, which I admit was tough for me to have. I personally feel like it’s hard to talk about this, especially publicly, because out of fear that we might say the wrong thing. So I venture into this conversation feeling vulnerable. I think we dive into a few good points about it and I also feel more comfortable talking about it with Jenn, who I am very open with and who is a women of color (Chinese). So it was a great conversation to have!

 

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Reflective Questions

  • Are you paralyzed by the idea of privilege? If so, what do you do about it?  
  • If you use stories in your work in any capacity, have you thought about how they are perceived from the other people?
  • I admit to my biases against clothing style and indigenous peoples. Are you familiar with where your biases are and where they come from?
  • What do you think is the difference between visible versus invisible minority?
  • Do you think privilege should be that you either have it or not? Or should it be more of a privilege score card.