The second instalment of The Art of Inclusion has dropped.
It’s warm, inspiring, and fascinating. It features Aram Hosie, a transgender rights advocate and executive who identifies as a binary-presenting trans man.
Aram is generous with his story, fielding all the common questions.
What does transitioning gender at work involve? How do you approach it? What happens with bathrooms … and, wait, with pronouns?
He addresses all of this and, critically, how allies like you can support the process.
Here’s Aram, reflecting on his experience:
“Certainly, when I was first transitioning, every time someone would use the correct pronoun it was really affirming and exciting. Someone would call me, "Sir," and I had to control myself, not beaming and being super happy about that,” he said.
“I can also remember the times that I accessed the men's bathroom and it's a little bit like you're a spy, you know? Like, what’s the etiquette? How do I navigate kind of the space, while feeling like I’m going to get sprung?”
With DCA’s Out at Work: From Prejudice to Pride report showing that trans or gender diverse employees are less likely to be out in the workplace, it’s time everyone heard a success story – and learned from it.
Find out more by listening to the full episode, sharing The Art of Inclusion round your office, and getting social with the hashtags #OutInTheOpen, #ArtofInclusion.
Thanks, enjoy, and see you next episode! We’ll be talking to Tracey Spicer and Kate Jenkins about gender equality in a post #metoo world.