Belonging and including are two sides of the same coin. We can flip the disenfranchisement of many diverse populations on its head with art and design that presents a model of the kind of world we want to have.
Integrating physical, gender, ethnic, religious, racial, age, and neurodiversity allows media creators to beat the drum of inclusion.
Showing diversity within diversity can provide an uncontrived and authentic representation of the world we want to live in.
Avoiding Implicit Bias
Examples of this can include negative stereotyping based on gender, race, fashion choices, body types, hair style, etc.
The key difference between implicit bias and overt racism, sexism, etc., is that it is not always a conscious choice. Rather it is subtly shaped by one's socio-cultural experience.
Use this Slideshow to present a summary version of the Inclusive Design framework to your class or group.