For this post, we handed the keyboard over to UX Director and Google Design team lead Margaret Lee.
Earlier this month, I shared my story on navigating the mismatch between personal upbringing and professional roles. What I didn’t share was the extent of the bias, sexism, and racism I’ve encountered throughout my life.
I continue to be deeply angered by the shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent—an inevitable crescendo to a year of mounting violence and hatred towards the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian communities. I grieve and stand alongside them in solidarity and in the fight against racism and hatred.
As Google’s Eva Tsai, Director, Marketing Analytics and Operations, shared in a recent essay for the Keyword: “Outrunning and dismissing injustice is no longer an option.” We cannot afford to be silent. We cannot not engage.
Months ago, Google Design shared resources on designing for equity, and today I’d like to continue that conversation with resources focused on action.
Our team has found agency in culling our respective feeds for ways to take action. Here, we’ve broken those into four parts: learn, practice, celebrate, and support. Our hope is that this collection of links gives each of us many ways to take a step forward—no matter where you’re at in this journey—and reach across cultures to hold up one another.
—Margaret Lee, Director, UX Community & Culture