Image of a Chinese garden with a stone to the left shaped like a human head, resting on a path of intricately placed stones, next to a pond with lily pads. Quote by Zenjue Earthlyn Manuel in the upper right corner reads: “Inclusiveness underlies oneness. Being aware of the multiplicity in oneness requires that we recognise the collective nature of our lives.”

Gatekeeping

Dismantling systems that prevent full representation

a qualification, achievement, personal quality, or aspect of a person’s background, typically when used to indicate that they are suitable for something.

What makes a person suitable for something can vary and come in many forms, from formal training qualifications to personal experience to their social or business network. It’s about knowing whether or not someone has the capacity for a role, and there are so many things that can point to that and many ways to find out if someone has the right credentials. But what I am calling ‘credentialing’ is when we limit what counts as a qualification and limit who gets to decide who is qualified.


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KaitlynSCHatch

Cre.a.tive Pol.y.math — A person of wide-ranging knowledge & skills as a writer, artist & designer