What Does It Mean to be a Male Ally?


Over the course of my career I had experiences that led me into deep introspection regarding privilege and equality – forcing me to contemplate what it means to be a male ally.

My allyship journey started with a clear case of overt discrimination. It was shockingly unfair – and I was ashamed. Ashamed for two reasons:

  1. That something like this could actually occur in a company that I treasured and poured my life into.
  2. That I was unaware and naive to have never considered what privilege really looked like.

In this Medium article, I write about my failures and what being a male ally looks like to me.

Medium article