The Joonko Effect

Coming Out Black: A Mixed Perspective On Black History

Posted by Tyler Hatcher on Feb 11, 2020 3:34:18 PM

Black History Month photo series by Jett Walker Photography in partnership with basic.

Like many others in our society, I’m mixed or “multiracial” if we’re being politically correct. However, Black History wasn’t something I was accustomed to as I grew up. I never got to know the black side of my background -- I had a deadbeat father and my very white mother, aunt and grandmother raised me collectively. So, as I grew up, my blackness wasn’t something I claimed entirely. It was more like the silent elephant in the room.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, LGBTQ, Inclusion, Black History Month, Black History

Growing Up Southern & Straight

Posted by Tyler Hatcher on Oct 6, 2019 9:40:45 AM

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m gay. It was a long road to finding my pride, but in honor of Pride Month, here’s (some of) my story.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, LGBTQ, Pride

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