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Some of the things we talked about:
Basing health and wellbeing on how people look, and the dangers this has to our message as wellness experts.
Increasing diversity in our messages so we help our audience see people more like themselves and therefore they listen more carefully to our health messages.
The fact that we all have prejudices, regardless of our own race, religion or ethnicity.
How we can all stand up and support other minorities - even if we feel we don’t identify with that community ourselves.
Finding commonality in our messages, rather than division - celebrating our differences rather than using them to divide, polarise and argue.
Getting more diversity at health events and panels so we don’t just keep hearing the same things over and over from the same people.
Apathy in small things like social media, right through to larger issues like the environment and politics. How we can lift ourselves out of apathy and question things more.
Listening and learning different perspectives, not just living in an echo chamber that reinforces our own views.
Some of the resources and topics we covered:
The Dalai Lama’s quote “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. When you listen, you may learn something new.”
Find out more about Toral Shah and the work she does:
Head to Toral’s website: The Urban Kitchen
Check out Toral’s What The Health event series