We Are The Culture Makers

The Language of Activism, Feminism and Revolution is Not For Sale

By Kelly Diels / January 11, 2017 /

When entrepreneurs and marketers appropriate the language of activism, we devalue the sacrifice and bloody efforts of true activists and culture-changers.

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confessions about “calling in”

By Kelly Diels / December 20, 2016 /

Calling In is a refinement conversation we have with people who have a documented history of doing intersectional justice work — not for people who don’t.

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #527: Pledge to Only Speak at Events/Podcasts that are SUBSTANTIALLY Inclusive

By Kelly Diels / May 27, 2016 /

Women with other dominant identities – white, cis, straight, able-bodied, thin – can leverage their privilege, power, and platforms to make new norms.

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women are not a problem

Women Are Not a Problem to Be Fixed

By Kelly Diels / April 13, 2016 /

The self-improvement industry is often about correcting the fundamental problem our culture has with us: that we are women.That we are a problem to be fixed

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A Quick Note About Ambition and Women

By Kelly Diels / March 24, 2016 /

Women are the only ones shamed for being ambitious, and screw that. Ambition can be trained to serve your self-actualization and your great work.

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You are Light

By Kelly Diels / November 18, 2015 /

Imagine a concert with lighters and phones in the air. That is us, the people who love. The people who welcome.Keep lighting and relighting your lamp.

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Don’t (Just) Unfriend Them

By Kelly Diels / November 11, 2015 /

Preaching to the converted is pleasant but unproductive. In the name of justice, in the name of love, keep talking with people who are getting it wrong.

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