To be a superhero in the workplace is to be your best self . Sometimes that best self is of Themyscira. At other times, she’s simply . Upon occasion, that best self is magic incarnate: the workplace superhero is .
When I seek to enter professional environments where white folks and white cultural norms are the standard, I often enter as Darshan Elena Campos, PhD and leave as La , which is for .
Most of my play is fun and games: I’m and by , and I love cosplay. Truth lurks behind this mask of mine however. Much of my work focuses on counting the of our , missing, and disappeared. Literally. I work to end violence in all its forms, including rape, policing, and militarism. I mean as and also .
My work as a social aims to put the price tag on violence, including the violence of policing and the industry. I’m not solely talking about the legal costs connected to the police murders of , , …. I mean to devise methods to calculate the broader expenses of a grieving mother’s time off work. I mean to add up the costs of play therapy for a child whose was murdered before their eyes. I mean to the lost revenue of the corner where police violence took place.
Working to end police violence is deeply connected to stopping intimate violence such as rape, stalking, and internet sex addiction. To work against police violence is to question the brutal, punishing nature of policing. It requires systems thinking called .
Working towards prison abolition, in plain espanglish, means calling out the gender and sexual violence at the heart of police culture.
Let’s examine the public of police that has come to be called the “Oakland Police Scandal.” In this business case, dozens of officers, across multiple agencies and counties, sexually trafficked a young for six months or longer. She knew some of the officers by name and beat; one she simply called .
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