Bela’s IDEAS: June 4, 2024

June 4, 2024 issue of Bela’s IDEAS, featuring Bela admitting that she came out as queer during Pride Month, plus job and career development resources, writing course for learning and development, accessibility + inclusivity guide, and toxic job survivor resources.

Happy Pride, Y'all!

It's that time of year, friends, when rainbows are everywhere. As someone who came out publicly as queer during Pride Month, it always holds a special meaning for me. More on my coming out story soon.

It's also the time of year when many LGBTQ+ folks get the bulk of their speaking engagements, consulting gigs, and client work rolling in. Why? Well, unfortunately, because many organizations only focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion during Pride Month.

To help my queer siblings out, I've built a directory of us LGBTQ+ folks who offer various services. Check it out below! Also, if you'd like to be included, submit your details to me and I'll get you added!

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Coworking Sessions

Did you hear? Coworking sessions have been updated to include earlier times. We had 8 folks in Monday's session! I'd say I made the right choice!

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Pride Month Service Providers

Hire these folks for your Pride Month Programming. Connect with LGBTQ+ professionals offering services to enhance your Pride celebrations and support inclusive programming.

This Week's IDEAS

  • Black Remote She's Resource Hub

    Jasmine T. Williams-Jacobs, founder of Black Remote She, has curated a Resource Hub for gender-affirming, career alignment, funding, and career development resources you'll want to check out. 

  • Smart Writing for Sticky Learning

    My brilliant friend, Kayleen Holt, has a 6-week course available: Smart Writing for Sticky Learning! In it, you'll learn how to write better so people learn better and master the craft of inclusive, evidence-based instructional writing.

  • Accessibility and Inclusivity: Study Guide

    Unsure where to start with accessible and inclusive design? Check out the Nielsen Norman Group's Accessibility and Inclusivity: Study Guide.

    • Bonus: They have LOADS of other guides available, from guides on UX writing to personas!
  • Toxic Job Survivor Resources

    If you're a toxic job survivor (hey, who of us ISN'T), you absolutely must follow my friend Dr. Heliana Ramirez. She consistently and selflessly offers up so many amazing resources, such as guides, LinkedIn lives, and other resources.

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