Welcome to the Changing Lenses podcast, where we learn about discrimination, racism, and exclusion from the people on the front lines. We see the world through their eyes, and we hear their personal story of their fight for social justice.
I’m your host, Rosie Yeung, a Chinese-Canadian, immigrant, cis-straight female, with invisible disabilities. I’ve personally experienced discrimination and exclusion, and I’ve also been complicit in it against others.
But discrimination and racism aren't the only obstacles to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). The "lens" through which we see the world are coloured by colonialism, elitism, and capitalism. And if we don't know what lens we wear, we’re actually prisoners to it.
So as you listen to each episode, you’ll gain new lenses to see through. And when you do, you become free – to see differently, think differently, work differently, and live differently.
These conversations are meant to feel challenging and uncomfortable, to push us out of our social bubbles and expose the things we’ve been blind to. They’re also meant to be a safe place to learn, understand, and grow. And the conversation is not just one way – we want to hear from you! Tell us what you think; share your own experiences; ask your questions. We’re learning alongside you, and when we journey together, we go further.
You can find free JEDI resources and ways to get in touch on my website, changinglenses.ca; and on Instagram @rosieyeung_jedi.
Each episode is hosted on colonized land that was taken from many Indigenous nations, including the Anishinaabe, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. I seek Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people of Turtle Island, and I call upon us all to decolonize our thinking, not just our systems.
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