We contain multitudes
A person’s identity is composed of infinite dimensions, and we feel that there should not be any specific or limiting requirements for who should “count” as being part of an underrepresented group in biology.
While certain groups have been the focus of important research identifying under-representation in STEM, many other facets of diversity remain understudied and/or un-documented in terms of representation. Thus, we do not limit our definition of who counts as an underrepresented groups to those defined by authorities. Underrepresented groups include any group of folks that self-identify as underrepresented/marginalized/oppressed according to any dimension(s) of their identity. We aren’t here to define people. We’re here to let people speak for themselves (scientifically and personally) and amplify the visibility of their experiences.
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If you notice that yours or someone else’s axes of identity have not been included or represented on our site, please see our contact page, where you can give us feedback directly or anonymously.