In the first episode of Behind the Curtin, Dr Bri McKenzie talks about the power of language. In particular, the use of inclusive language.
“Language is powerful. The words that we choose to use, or those that we omit, have consequences, particularly in the context of marginalised or traditionally disadvantaged groups of people. One of the ways in which we can make a difference to social justice issues is by looking carefully at the language that we use every day. In the LGBTQI+ space, language is particularly important. For example the correct or incorrect use of pronouns can have a significant impact on a person’s wellbeing.”
Behind the Curtin are a series of podcasts produced by the Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence Centre (LITEC) where we get to hear from our academic staff on a topic of their choice.
Listen to the full episode below: