According to Merriam-Webster, intersectionality is defined as the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, or intersect. On today’s episode, we’re joined by Mark Travis Rivera, Artistic Director and Founder of the Marked Dance Project and author of the book Drafts, to have a about intersectionality and discrimination. Mark Travis Rivera certainly understands discrimination. A Latino with cerebral palsy raised in an inner-city environment by a single mother, Rivera endured oppression and bullying from an early age. In the face of such experiences, coming out as gay with a nonconforming gender identity required immense strength and courage.
Many inequities are attributed to racism, and recent movements, including the Black Lives Matter movement, speaks to these issues. In this episode, titled “Race to Someplace”, we explore racism in America, where we are today, and what we think needs to happen tomorrow.
Traditionally, men have been perceived as better leaders than women. Why is this? In this episode, we explore historical perceptions of leadership towards men and women, where we stand today, and what the research tells us.