February, 2024 - Horizon Academy


Longing to Belong: DEIB at Horizon Academy

February 29, 2024

By Emily Staten When I accepted to lead the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (D.E.I.B) movement at Horizon Academy in 2022, I did so with self-doubt and uneasiness. I was incredibly conscious of my whiteness and felt quite unqualified for the position. To ease this perception, I announced to the staff that my ultimate dream was for us to cultivate an environment in which my hypothetical child would feel safe, seen, and nurtured.  Little did I know, I’d become pregnant just a few months later. I am now the mother to a healthy baby boy who is a product of…

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