Darnell Moore (He/Him/His)
Author and Director of Inclusion Strategy for Content and Marketing, Netflix
What does inclusion mean to you?
I often think about Black feminist lesbian poet Audre Lorde and her reminder that difference should not be the factor through which we base division. Many people are a part of societies that determine or deny people’s access to power, well being, provision and safety based on a negative value of difference. But Lorde upended that belief. She wrote, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Inclusion, then, is a practice of re-imagining differences as those which we ought to learn from, make space for, be shaped by and celebrate. Beyond the poetics, inclusion is not mere cosmetic fixes that seek to cover over the symptoms of structural forms of bias like racism, sexism, trans and queer antagonism, monolingualism, ...