A seemingly mixed race young woman who'd been adopted when she was a little girl by a white couple.
A woman in her sixties having a passionate affair with a doctor.
A police officer, crippled by a shooting incident, still investigates whilst in a motorised wheelchair.
A transgendered woman who explicitly jokes about her transition and that her with her wife are still happily together...
So are things gradually getting there?
There's still a long way to go...
On the radio a couple of days ago I heard a guy talking about management issues. He was saying how still so many people are poor managers
Still bullying, not motivating. Still not realising that a happy workforce is better than a frightened, intimidated workforce.
Yes, we have to be inventive. We have to surprise people with approaches that make them think rather than making them switch off with the assumption, "Oh, God it's that stuff again." They smile and then go back to their previous working style.
Often change has to be geared towards focussing on benefits to each manager personally because they can't or won't see things from the viewpoints of their staff.
Sometimes the management may be incompletely focussing on issues.
I spoke to a woman a couple of weeks ago who was working in a council owned cafe that was closing. Apparently her management was not interested in talking with successful people who wanted to take over the place, make it profitable and supportive for the staff. Nobody know if there's any plans being made. She wholeheartedly agreed that too many managers are in well-paid jobs that they can't do properly...
A few years ago a friend who worked for an insurance company told me of several (common) "jokes" about working in a company.
"The senior management treat us like mushrooms - keep us in the dark and feed us s**t."
Yes, EDI issues are taking baby steps to get there. At least we're taking about the needed changes. :-)
We'll get there...