#LanguageMatters: 5 Actions to Take as Allies

Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

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1. Avoid phrases that diminish or disparage Indigenous people

2. Mirror language used by a member of an underrepresented group

3. Say “sexual orientation” not “preference”

4. Retire one ableist phrase (or more) from your everyday language

5. Clarify your pronouns

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