Diversity Filter
  1. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

    Commentary
  2. Women’s Global Leadership Initiative

    Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) trains women around the world to become leaders in their communities through courses, leadership programs, and mentorships. WGLI was founded by Diana Ruiz, who left the corporate world to work on social change projects and connect with nongovernmental organizations.

    Diversity
  3. Building a Dream Community: Daybreaker and Its Inclusive Global Dance Floor

    Social entrepreneur Radha Agrawal launched a morning dance party, Daybreaker, that celebrates wellness, self-expression, and inclusion.

    Business
    Photograph by Scout Lab
  4. ArabLit

    The blog Arabic Literature is managed and curated by M. Lynx Qualey. She also oversees ArabLit Quarterly, a magazine published four times a year, and co-hosts BULAQ, a book-centric podcast. Together, these projects focus on Arabic literature, art, news, and much more.

    Academia
  5. AFROPUNK

    Celebrating Black culture from Brooklyn to Johannesburg, AFROPUNK covers music, activism, art, and more.

    Art
  6. Mondro: Archiving the Work of Queer Artists in Bangladesh

    “We welcome every queer individual of Bangladesh to express themselves.” The founder of new website Mondro talks about the need for a platform for the queer Bangladeshi community.

    Culture
    Illustration courtesy of Mondro
  7. Crutches and Spice

    “Disabled. Loud. Proud.” Imani Barbarin writes from the perspective of a black woman with cerebral palsy. On her blog, Crutches and Spice, she shares her thoughts about the world around her and the life she and others live daily.

    Diversity
  8. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  9. Hijabi Librarians

    This group of librarians works to give voice to Muslim literature and books with Muslim protagonists: “We aim to recognize, celebrate and honor the books and authors that get it right.” As the site’s authors cleverly say, “We’ve got it covered.”

    Books
  10. Ericka Hart

    Ericka Hart is an activist and sexuality educator. “Diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May 2014 at the age of 28, she realized that neither her identity as a queer black femme, nor her sex life as a survivor, was featured prominently in her treatment.” So she went topless in public, showing her scars “to […]

    Diversity
    Photo via Ericka Hart
  11. Out in Tech Site Spotlight: The Gets My Goat Project in the Dominican Republic

    The Gets My Goat project in the Dominican Republic educates marginalized youth in dairy farm management and empowers them to become agents of change in their own community.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruel Madelo
  12. Raising Mothers

    Literary magazine Raising Mothers was created “by and for femme identifying and NBPOC writers who parent” and is different from other publications, as it focuses on raising mothers, particularly those of color.

    Diversity
  13. “Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists

    Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.

    Authors
  14. “Unite & Represent”: Asian American Writers on WordPress

    We’re a sponsor of this year’s annual conference of the Asian American Journalists Association! Here’s a showcase of Asian American writers that have built their online presence with WordPress.

    Authors
    The WordPress website of Esmé Weijun Wang.
  15. Meriah Nichols

    “I ‘pass’ as non-disabled, but I’m disabled.” The goal of Meriah Nichols is to “unpack, empower, and share disability through stories, photos, opinions, resources, and reviews” on her website.

    Diversity