Imagine hoping for people to show up to your party, but you forgot to send the invitations. Hoping for diversity without being inviting is just like that. For WordPress and the WordPress ecosystem to be diverse, it has to be available to everyone: inviting, welcoming, and helpful.
What if I told you that people in the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent, disabled, and older communities (like me), often find the way to success paved with roadblock after roadblock? And just like the tales our parents told us about getting to school, “it’s uphill both ways.”
This talk will bring forth the struggles that people in our community experience in finding success, as well as ways we can all be advocates for one another, and make room at the table for all.