The process of developing and running these workshops has been such a journey for me. As a life long gender equality advocate, I have been slow to take a truly intersectional lens to my change making. But it is increasingly clear that it is no longer enough, or indeed may be counterproductive to start thinking about change from the perspective of just one characteristic like gender.
It is now part of my ongoing journey to think about way that we can make change from a truly intersectional standpoint and how can we prevent ourselves from being overwhelmed by how a myriad of identities intersect creating layers of inequality which are qualitatively and quantitatively different from each other.
I’m very excited to be working with Dr Alison Parken from Cardiff University developing her multistrand approach to policy making, which has formed a large part of my intersectional economics workshop.
Stay tuned for more updates on my work in Wales.