Your Guide to Using Asset-based Language
A people-first approach is better for everyone
It starts with you.
By using inclusive language, you build bridges of understanding.
The more you lean into inclusivity, the more you contribute to creating community.
As a Daily Point of Light honoree, you are an active participant in making the world a better place. You set a strong example. You represent hope. People look to you as a community leader.
Using asset-based language removes the burden of responsibility from those affected and places it back where it belongs — with the systems and people perpetuating oppression.
With that in mind, it’s up to each of us to stay up to date on language that’s preferred by a given group. Suggestions contained in this guide are likely to change over time.