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Wear It Purple Day – wrap up and reflection

Friday 8th September, 2023

As part of our commitment to creating a culturally safe and inclusive workplace, we celebrated Wear It Purple Day in August and our team fully embraced the purple theme!

Purple hair, clothes, ribbons, balloons, glitter and cupcakes … purple flags, napkins and even nail polish. Thank you so much to everyone for all your efforts and helping show that MDHS supports inclusivity and acceptance for all.

As part of our activities to mark this day, we invited everyone to contribute to an inclusivity wall, by writing a few words to answer the question:

What does feeling included mean to me?

We received some thoughtful and reflective responses, with recurrent themes of inclusion, in terms of what people want, but also what they are already experiencing by working at MDHS. Heartwarming indeed.

Taking part in Wear It Purple Day, along with IDAHOBIT and Pride, is important. But it’s about more than just one day. We have an ongoing commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity every day.

As part of this, we’ve let our team know that they can include pronouns as part of their email signatures, to help everyone become better allies with our beautiful LGBTQIA+ community.

Enjoy the purple pics!