5 episodes

Award-nominated charitable trust Pride in STEM is bringing forth discussions, insights, and solutions to barriers faced by LGBTQIA+ people in STEM

Pride in STEM Podcast Pride in STEM

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Award-nominated charitable trust Pride in STEM is bringing forth discussions, insights, and solutions to barriers faced by LGBTQIA+ people in STEM

    Insights Into Pride in Industry

    Insights Into Pride in Industry

    The term “rainbow capitalism” is used to refer to organisations not taking the required actions to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ staff members while pretending to be supportive. So, the question is, what are the required steps organisations need to take to actually be an ally to the community? In today’s conversation, Dr Craig Poku (he/they; @C_Poku93) will be joined by Anuradha Damale (she/her; @anulikesstars) and James Brumpton (he/him; @Jim936), who will be providing us some insight on this question.

    • 38 min
    A Discussion On Gender Identity

    A Discussion On Gender Identity

    The United Kingdom and Ireland are an unsafe environment for those who identify under the trans umbrella, due in part to the constant attacks in the British Press, building on institutional transphobia in society. If we want to challenge this, especially for those who engage with and work within STEM, we need to look at the behaviours of both ourselves and those around us to create more inclusive spaces. But what does this change look like? In today’s conversation, Dr Craig Poku (he/they; @C_Poku93) will be joined by Dr Shubhangi Karmakar (they/she; @Repealist_) and Avery Cummingham (he/him; @nuqueerengineer), who will give some practical suggestions for what these changes involve.

    • 38 min
    Being LGBTQIA+ And South Asian in the UK

    Being LGBTQIA+ And South Asian in the UK

    The support required to make LGBTQ+ members of the community safe is never universal, especially for those who want a career in STEM. This awareness is especially important when we look at intersecting identities, whether that’s race, class or gender. In today’s conversation, Dr Craig Poku (he/they; @C_Poku93) will be joined by Dr Nuzhat Tabassum (she/her; @ThenSheAppears) and Ashar Aslam (he/they; @Ashar_A_Aslam) to discuss what this support would involve when it comes to the South Asian community.

    • 33 min
    All About Asexuality

    All About Asexuality

    In the UK 2010 Equality Act, asexuality is not listed as a protected characteristic, part of the reason for this may be due to the lack of understanding of what asexuality is. Ignorance of asexuality can create several barriers for those who are ace and want to pursue STEM. In this conversation, Dr Craig Poku (he/they; @C_Poku93) will be joined by Dr Claudia Antolini (she/her; @CA_AstroComm)  and Rob Husband (he/him; @NybbleLynx), who will be able to provide some insights into what asexuality is and what we can do as a community to be more inclusive.

    • 32 min
    Teaser Trailer

    Teaser Trailer

    A little teaser about the podcast series. The episodes will be available daily between November 14 and November 18 which is the International Day of LGBTQIA+ people in STEM

    • 28 sec

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