PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH, & WRITING

THE COVID COCOON: WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GENDER TRANSITION AND RETURN-TO-WORK

Brenna Miaira Kutch
The Global Center for LGBTI+ Freedom and Education, February 2022

This report synthesizes current research, pop culture, DEI and human resources expertise, and the input of survey participants to cover:

  1. The pandemic’s impact on gender identity

  2. What gender diversity means for employees and employers

  3. Recommendations to increase gender inclusivity as workplaces worldwide grapple with return to work

THE IMPACTS OF COLONIZATION ON GLOBAL GENDER MINORITIES

In Progress

This research will explore the methods that colonizers used to attack, degrade, or eliminate native gender minorities, and how those link to modern-day anti-trans sentiments. This project is on hold due to personal capacity; please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating.

EDUCATORS CALL TO ACTION ON INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY

Brenna Miaira Kutch (major contributor, project lead)
Society of Gender Professionals, October 2021

Intersex-inclusive education is essential for positive development and creating a world with less stigma and harm for intersex people of any age. Unfortunately, due to a lack of intersex inclusion in formal education and an over-reliance on sex binaries pretty much everywhere, there is very little awareness of and support for people with intersex variations. Please read and share with the educators in your personal or professional networks.

This was a collaborative project between: Society of Gender Professionals, The Global Center for LGBTI+ Freedom and Education, Diversitywise Educational Services, Intersex Thailand, interACT, Intersex Justice Project, InterConnect Support, Gender-Inclusive Biology, and Gender Reveal!

INTERSEX RESOURCES LIST

Brenna Miaira Kutch (major contributor, project lead)
Society of Gender Professionals, October 2021

This crowd-sourced collection provides information on resources, books, organizations, and activists for incorporate more intersex inclusion in your life and work. Please share and contribute!

LGBTQI+ HISTORY MONTH 2021: CELEBRATING GLOBAL GENDER AND SEXUALITY DIVERSITY

Brenna Miaira Kutch
October 2021

This LGBTQ+ history month, learn more about the beauty of gender and sexuality diversity across the world and throughout time.

INCLUSION AT WORK SERIES

Brenna Miaira Kutch (major contributor)
The Global Center, June 2021

A spin-off of the USAID Introduction To: Series (below), The Global Center for LGBTI+ Freedom presents a simpler and more general overview of LGBTI+ inclusion at work.

Each of the six documents is available on The Global Center's website, linked below: Creating LGBTI+ Inclusion at Work, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sex Characteristics, and Managing LGBTI+ Employees.

ON MUTUAL AID, WHITE SAVIORISM, AND THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP

The Snack Sack, May - June 2021

This 3-part series looks at the ever-growing racial wealth gap in the US, and how solidarity and mutual aid must come above white saviorism and a "charity" mindset.

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GENDER-INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE RESOURCES

Brenna Miaira Kutch (major contributor, project lead)
Society of Gender Professionals, May 2021

Not all languages are built with gender-inclusive language, but as our understanding of gender evolves, so must our language. This crowd-sourced multilingual guide to gender-inclusive language and non-binary pronouns was created to centralize guidance for inclusive language in as many languages and dialects as possible. Please share and contribute!

IMPACTS OF FOOD INSECURITY ON CHILDREN

The Snack Sack, October 2020

Food insecurity has significant impacts on children - their physical health, mental health, education, relationships and more. Read more in this two-part series:

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INTRODUCTION TO: LGBTQI+ CONCEPTS

Brenna Miaira Kutch (major contributor, project lead)
Gender & Sexual Minorities @ USAID, August 2020

This short series introduces some common LGBTQI+ concepts and provides information and tips for incorporating inclusion at work. While this series is USAID-specific, most of the information can be widely applicable to any workplace.

The document(s) below act as an introduction and index, which links to the other documents in the series: 

LGBTI Inclusion, EEO Protections, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Pronouns and Gender-Inclusive Language, Intersex, Gender Expression, and Managing LGBTQI+ Employees

LA SERIE "INTRODUCCIÓN A" TEMAS LGBTQI+

Brenna Miaira Kutch (principal contribuyente, lider del proyecto)
Gender & Sexual Minorities @ USAID, abril 2021

Esta breve serie presenta algunos conceptos LGBTQI + comunes y proporciona información y consejos para incorporar la inclusión en el trabajo. Si bien esta serie es específica de USAID, la mayor parte de la información puede aplicarse ampliamente a cualquier lugar de trabajo.

Los documentos a continuación actúan como una introducción y un índice, que enlaza con los otros documentos de la serie: Inclusión LGBTI, orientación sexual, identidad de género, pronombres y lenguaje inclusivo de género, intersexualidad, expresión de género, y gestión de empleados LGBTQI +

WHITE FEMINISM DURING THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AND NOW

Brenna Miaira Kutch

PDX Women in Technology, January 2020

Happy Birthday - The 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment was August of 2020. With its ratification, US women were finally allowed the right to vote—so long as they were white. This article looks at the racism inextricably bound to the women’s suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century and discusses the concept of white feminism.

INNOVATION THROUGH DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Brenna and Juliana Miaira Kutch

Technology Leadership for Innovation in Higher Education, March 2019

Republished in Research Anthology on Changing Dynamics of Diversity and Safety in the Workforce, September 2021

This chapter discusses how organizational diversity has a critical impact on innovation and examines the role of leaders to create an environment where everybody can flourish through psychological safety, awareness, hiring, mindsets, and listening.


We provide research, definitions, details, and actionable recommendations for change so that leaders can create an organization where diverse employees can thrive and innovate.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS

Brenna Miaira Kutch

PDX Scholar (Master's Thesis), December 2017

This thesis project explores the importance of employee engagement and inclusion in a strong and productive workplace culture. It also provides an analysis and recommendations of Portland State University as an employer.

HARASSMENT: A CALL TO ACTION

Brenna Kutch (Major Contributor)
PDX Women in Technology, August 2018

PDX Women in Tech published a "Workplace Harassment Call to Action" in 2018 in response to their annual State of the Community survey. 

Whether you are an employee being harassed, a colleague, in human resources, or in a position of power at your company, you can help. Use this guide to feel empowered, take action, and make change.

FROM CLIMBING WALLS TO A CULTURE OF CARING

Kirk Kelly and Brenna Kutch

Educause Review, Sept 2017

Tech companies are notorious for expensive extras used to attract and even keep employees working long hours; however, those things alone aren't what provide real engagement. This article provides recommendations for employers for how to make employees feel cared for so that they can show up and do their best work.

If you're interested in collaborating on a writing or research project, please reach out via email at brenna.kutch@gmail.com