My LinkedIn profile says “Julie Kling (she/her)”. 🌈🌈🌈 Recently I was talking to a friend who works in marketing about developing content for my business Instagram posts, and he said, “I don’t think people look for accountants on Instagram.” He suggested that I focus on networking and advertising on LinkedIn. And then he asked why I wrote she/her on my profile and recommended that I remove it. 🌈🌈🌈 I explained that I strive to be an ally to LGBTQ+ folks, and one easy step I could take was indicate my preferred pronouns in my social media profiles. The impetus for doing so was an Op Ed written in Medium that said cisgender people stating their preferred pronouns helps to normalize it, hoping to eliminate the stigma when transgender, non-binary, and genderqueer people state their preferred pronouns, including they/them. I refused his recommendation to remove my preferred pronouns. He said that it could alienate prospective/potential clients. I told him, “Then those aren’t my people. My desire to be an ally to LGBTQ+ folks far outweighs my (lack of) concern about alienating people who would be bothered by that.” 🌈🌈🌈 #speakyourtruth#speaktruthtopower#beprincipled#principledbusinesswoman#ally#lgbtq#lgbtqallyship#lgbtqally#accountant#accounting#cpa#shelovesthenumbers#shelovespeople#loveislove
🗣Painted Lady Pottery will be featured at the next Mar Vista Art Walk September 14th 👏 .. 1 mile of music, art and more, from 4-10pm .. The theme is “Spectrum” celebrating the 🌈LGBTQ+ community and honoring Blaze Bernstein, a local hate crime victim. .. I am super excited to be part of this meaningful event! ⏰Time to get busy making stuff!!!👩🔬 #artwalk#marvistaartwalk#lgbtpottery#ally #iamanally❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #iamanally🏳️🌈 #iamanally🌈
Productive meeting w/ #florida House Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith who has been a strong #ally in the fight to reform #cannabis laws in Florida. We discussed #patients and how we can improve the #mmj program for them and how we can provide a #cleanslate#expungements for individuals locked up for low level cannabis charges, #socialjustice - @m4mmunited is excited to continue working with the Representative in the coming #2020 Legislative Session.