In May 2022, I published a new SciCommBites post: Strategies for Confronting White Supremacy Culture in SciComm! My post summarizes a recent Frontiers in Communications article by Callwood et al. (2022). I chose to write about Callwood et al.’s work because I believe scientists and communicators (like me!) need to be deliberately inclusive and anti-racist in our work and day-to-day lives. We can all use more guidance on taking positive action, and I found Callwood et al.’s framework to be empowering.
This new post relates to an earlier SciCommBites post I wrote: How Can Science Communicators Engage More Diverse Audiences? This February post summarized another Frontiers in Comms article by Canfield et al. (2020).
Writing these posts was important to me as a way to deepen my own experience as a practitioner of Inclusive Science Communication. In the words of the Metcalf Institute, Inclusive Sci Comm is a “global movement to shift the traditional paradigm of science communication toward an approach that centers inclusion, equity, and intersectionality.” It’s a work in progress to welcome and engage more people in the scientific process, including science communication. I’m glad to be a part of it!