“Terms to Know” – Episode #35 of Co-creating Peace

A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

In previous episodes of this podcast, I have talked about the importance of being mindful of how we use words. In times of change and unrest, such as the times we are in now, new terms emerge to help us to better understand the world around us and one another, while other terms that have been around for awhile take on new importance.

In this episode, I have invited my friend, Hollis, to help clarify some terms we are hearing a lot these days, but which are often misused, such as equity and equality, which are often used interchangeably, as are the words gender and sex. He will also talk about the importance of the use of appropriate pronouns, and clarify terms that are often misunderstood, such as transgender and gender identity.

Hollis has a BA in Behavioral Science and a Masters in social work. He works as a program coordinator who supports transgender and queer university students of color, and also works as a racial equity, diversity, and inclusion consultant.