KIT Spotlight – Laverne Cox

I first saw Laverne Cox in an episode of Law & Order: SVU. And from then on, it seems as though I’ve seen her everywhere! And maybe I have… She has broken barriers in her roles, served as a role model for youth, and truly a trailblazer in the transgender community.

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KIT Spotlight On Alice Wong

Every month we celebrate a different community and the contributions of one member to the work of creating a more inclusive world. In May, as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we spotlight someone we admire for her disability justice and advocacy work. Two of our KIT Inclusionistas (Torrie Dunlap and Delfa…

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Proud of KIT

Here we are in the final weekend of June 2020. We are heading into what promises to be a truly unusual summer (Disneyland is open/not open?). The world is keeping us on our toes lately, and it’s hard not to feel exhausted from just trying to keep up. Fueling my passion lately is how our…

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Inclusion Just Takes A Little Creativity

I’ve got something to share with you that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did. It reminded me of the “Before Times,” where stories of schools or communities doing something truly inclusive would fuel my passion for days. Recently, I saw this wonderful story of an elementary school in Kentucky that surprised…

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Travel Promotes Inclusion

As a child, my family prioritized diversity in many ways. My family attended church in a diverse city nearby so that I could access multiple perspectives and backgrounds, learning from those around me. When my grandmother told my mom she wanted me to go to private school, my mom reminded her of the immense benefits…

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The Doll Video That Went Viral

A few weeks ago, the video below went viral on Facebook. A young girl, Emma, received a gift that would make her feel validated, appreciated. This doll was a reminder that there are others like her. This video is an immediate heartwarming reminder of some amazing work being done by organizations like A Step Ahead Prosthetics and…

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Teaching All People to Change Their Aim

This week, Torrie, our CEO at KIT, sent along the following video to all of us at KIT. The video, produced by Torrie’s friend Shelley Moore, explains the purpose and value of inclusion in a way that enhances our understanding of why (and how) we include. My favorite part of this analogy is that, when…

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That Kid That Needs a Little Bit More Love

We all have that one student that needs a little bit more love… The one that really pushes our buttons. The one who we think about on evenings and weekends who we just don’t know how to reach. Well, this student for me last year was a seventh grader named Amanda. Amanda frequently walked right…

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#HowDoYouSeeMe

This year, in honor of World Down Syndrome Day (which was this Monday!), Italian advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi released a touching video which shows famous (neurotypical) actress Olivia Wilde demonstrating all of the ways that she sees herself– as someone who people can rely on, someone who laughs (and occasionally cries), someone who achieves…

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Why We #LOVEinclusion

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Unified Theater, the program that provided me with my first inclusive experience. In February, Unified Theater hosted #LOVEinclusion month to build excitement around inclusion and the ways it has affected our development. Now, I know we are a couple of days late, but we at KIT decided to share…

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