On Tuesday, I talked about changing perceptions of acceptable professional presentation. But while I’m certainly seeing some improvements in acceptance of self-expression some arenas, some are sadly still lacking. For instance, having hair that’s “too Black” can be a major barrier to success, particularly in more conservative fields. (See, for example http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/04/13/what-perception-professional-hair-means-black-job-seekers/) People who are…
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Freak Flag My friend Iana has an amazing hair studio in Austin called Freakflag by Iana (seriously, if you’re in the Austin area, check it out! https://www.freakflagbyiana.com/) and I’ve been thinking a lot about what that means in terms of the world of work. Can you really be your artsy, quirky self at work? New…
If you live in a place that fell back this weekend, I hope you’re feeling particularly well-rested. The time change got me thinking about time and how we choose to spend it, as well as about how I wish I could explain it to my dogs. (The adorably obnoxious pre-dinner song and dance is now…