#15: What term should I use when talking about people who have disabilities?

This week’s question is an amalgam of several different questions: Dear Ally (Skills Teacher), Can you tell me once and for all what the proper term is to use when talking about people who have disabilities? I see “people with disabilities,” “disabled people,” and “differently abled” most often. Whatever I pick, half the time someoneContinue reading “#15: What term should I use when talking about people who have disabilities?”

#13: Can I do anything about my rude, sexist, racist boss?

Dear Ally (Skills Teacher), I am a white, university-educated woman and I recently started a new job based in Europe. The issue is my boss, who is a rude, sexist, racist white man. He is much older than me and is viewed in our industry as a merely strong-headed, kinda grumpy guy who achieved aContinue reading “#13: Can I do anything about my rude, sexist, racist boss?”

#9: I want all-gender bathrooms at work but worry about retaliation against my coworker

Dear Ally (Skills Teacher), I work at a large university in Florida, where I’ve been the Administrative Assistant in our building for more than a decade. I’m white, female, cis, and queer. We currently have a “men’s” bathroom and a “women’s” bathroom. I’ve been wanting to make our building’s bathrooms all-gender for a while becauseContinue reading “#9: I want all-gender bathrooms at work but worry about retaliation against my coworker”

#2: How do I improve compensation fairness at my company ?

Welcome to Dear Ally Skills Teacher! For my first few columns, I will be answering questions I frequently get in Ally Skills Workshops, summarized by me in letter form. Future columns will be answers to questions sent in by readers, which you can send by filling out this form. Dear Ally (Skills Teacher), I amContinue reading “#2: How do I improve compensation fairness at my company ?”