Hey Tamas, look — thanks for reading my article and taking the time to comment, I appreciate it. And technically you’re right — they hired me and I can demonstrate gratitude for that. I come from middle class Scotland, not the most diverse place on earth, and found myself in the engineering industry —where diversity gets even rarer. I didn’t grow up thinking about age, gender and skin colour — that’s white privilege for sure. And to answer your question, it just never occurred to me that I would have to or need to— that it would impact me the way it did. So now I carve out a path for myself and I like to provide support and resources for others who choose similarly, who have gone through their own version of this. I now run a team of mainly women, so maybe that’s irony, maybe it’s coincidence, but maybe, like you say, it’s a choice. Homogeneity isn’t my desire or my vision — it’s equity I strive for. I don’t know if that really answers your question, or if you were just having a dig — but I am up for the debate.

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Founder, feminist, entrepreneur, coffee + self care

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