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DEI Consulting Services

My ‘Consulting’ clients are businesses who hire me for speaking engagements, trainings and workshops, and organizational change projects. Organizational change projects are projects that involve launch events, trainings and workshops, and additional work with staff  based on the needs of the organization. For example, I was once hired by a public university to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues across several academic departments and provided an initial two-day training followed by monthly meetings. Organizational change projects are highly customized and can incorporate any of the below services. My rate for businesses is $2,000/hour when done virtually and $3,000/hour for in-person consulting services. For domestic and international travel and lodging, the business client assumes additional financial responsibility. Please book a free consult and I can then issue a customized invoice.
First, I can speak to my academic work on LGBTQ lives and inequality. My first book is written in an accessible way and is received well by different audiences who want to understand how everyday violence impacts our society. My current book is a work in progress and captures the current moment around transgender and non-binary people and reproductive journeys and rights.

Next, I create and lead workshops and trainings around solving different forms of oppression within organizations and in society. I do this by combining insights from Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Public Health, and am especially good at explaining feminism, intersectionality, and public scholarship and activism. Here's a description of my training on intersectionality:
Commute of Power and Oppression: Intersectionality 101
I offer history and definition of intersectionality, which I sum up as an academic theory that states one’s race, gender, and class intersect to determine one’s relationship to power and oppression. I help the participants navigate visual exercise to ‘see’ intersectionality by drawing train tracks on the board (The Commute of Power and Oppression) where power (and privilege) would be at the top and oppression (and discrimination) would be at the bottom. Specific train tracks may include ‘Race,’ ‘Gender,’ ‘Class,’ ‘Sexuality,’ ‘Education,’ ‘Age,’ ‘Ability,’ ‘Citizenship,’ ‘Religion’ and others depending on audience interest. For each of the train tracks, I place groups that hold power at the top and groups that face oppression at the bottom while placing others in the middle. At the end of the workshop, participants learn they are both marginalized and in positions of power, depending on the social axis under discussion. Finally, I discuss how viewing the world through an intersectional lens can fight inequality in society.
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