“Coming from a conservative small town in northwest Argentina, I never thought I'd be celebrating Pride with people from all around the globe. People who dared to proudly pour themselves into a safe community, which Kin not only supported but also shared tools that foster learning and growth.” - Cristian Daniel Vazquez, QA Consultant
“Part of making the world work better is ensuring we celebrate and represent diversity. As part of the panel, I realised that our diversity goes further than just being part of the LGBTQIA+ family - everyone had such a vast range of experiences depending on where we were based, our backgrounds and how we identified. I felt privileged to be part of such an intersectional group and proud to work for somewhere like Kin + Carta, which champions diversity.” - Anna Fletcher Isaacs, European Chief of Staff
In addition to the panel, workshops were held throughout the month, with sessions covering topics like “The Stress Container – Pride Edition'' and “Raising Awareness of the Violence Against the LGBTQIA+ Community.” One workshop, “My Long Walk to Womanhood,” was hosted by Katie Neeves, FRSA
, and focused on the raw and honest story of her transition. The Pride+ group also hosted a special Book Club in honor of Pride Month, with groups across the globe reading “My Tender Matador
" by Pedro Lemebel in both Spanish and English.
Pride Month culminated with more than 100 employees taking part in celebrations on Pride Day in Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, New York, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Edinburgh, Manchester and London. And, with employees marching in cities like Sofia and Edinburgh for the first time in Kin + Carta’s history.