The Taylor Lab is a safe space.
The lack of diversity in STEM is an important issue and one that I want to help the ecology and evolutionary biology community address. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves about diversity issues in STEM, and to learn how best to combat bias and prejudice and to promote social equality. A growing list of resources concerning diversity issues in STEM can be found below.
Project Biodiversify - a repository of teaching materials and methods aimed at enhancing human diversity and inclusivity in biology courses (@biodiversifying). Here are some excellent slides for Inclusive and Accurate Approaches for Teaching Sex and Gender in Biology PDF
"Diversity: Pride in science" - Nature - on being LGBTQ in STEM
Help that hurts women - Inside Higher ED (regarding letters of reccomendation)
"Women in Science" Nature - Special Issue
Understanding unconscious bias - Royal Society video
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter - Scientific American
Increasing Diversity in Academic Hiring - Inside Higher ED
"How to Queer Ecology: one Goose at a Time" - Orion magazine
"Equality: Standing out" - Nature, about how a "welcoming lab environments and networking organizations help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scientists to excel."