When my son Marty was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two, April was Autism Awareness Month, and had been since the 1970s. Last year, it was changed to Autism Acceptance Month. The shift away from the term “awareness” and towards “acceptance” was an important step forward. “Awareness” can only do so much to
As the world navigates the complexities of gender inequity and the systems that hold it in place, individual women are trying to navigate their own industries. Hard work alone will not earn recognition from the system. Often, you need connections, clout, or a mentor to open doors for you. Those “doors”—including jobs, projects, or speaking opportunities—have been shut to women for decades.
Tyler Gallagher, CEO and Founder of Regal Assets, interviews Areva Martin.
*The Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) is excited to announce civil rights attorney and media personality Areva Martin as its 2021 book fair ambassador. Martin is the author of Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and Lies We’ve Been Told.
As women, we’ve been encouraged to proudly and boldly take our seat at the table. But what happens when the door is locked, and we can’t enter the room with the table? What does it say when women take a seat at the table but aren’t given the chance to own that table? What does this say about women? And what does it say about our value? It says that it’s up to us, as women, to redefine it.