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Working with discomfort

It can feel uncomfortable using the Equity Compass. Watch Louise explain why discomfort can be productive and necessary.

It can sometimes feel uncomfortable using the Equity Compass. This is because the Equity Compass highlights issues of privilege and injustice. But discomfort can be a really good sign that you are on the right track!

In this video, Louise talks about why discomfort can be an important and productive part of developing equitable practice.


Can you think of and share an experience from your professional life when you’ve felt uncomfortable about something to do with issues of diversity and inclusion?

Maybe this was your own experience of injustice (e.g. sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia), or maybe it was when you’ve been challenged or felt uncomfortable in a situation where you’ve been in a position of privilege or power?

Please briefly describe and share the experience.

  • What happened?
  • How did it make you feel?
  • How do you think the situation made other people feel?
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