Today I presented for a Transformative Leadership Program for the Department of Justice. I specifically addressed my experiences of life as an Australian Muslim and the mental load of constant vigilance. In the current socio-political climate, impacted by local and international rises in conservatism and Islamophobia, I was able to detail the consequences of fear and alienation afflicting marginalised communities – and the opportunity for leaders with a mantle of privilege, to take an inclusive, informed and respectful approach to remedy this. Ensuing conversations proved robust and encouraging. Congrats to the DOJ for this initiative. #makechangehappen #diversitymatters #culturalcompetence #tasneemchopra #crossculturalconsultant #leadershiptraining #diversityinleadership