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25 value - Virtual OK - Posted Feb 07, 2018

I may be able to help you with cross cultural understanding or not.

Especially if you're white, straight, male, able bodied, middle/upper class and you are having conflict with folks who are different from you and would like help understanding why,

Or if you're anyone and want to understand 'the ways of white folks' OR any other dominant culture as above...

Let's have a quick phone chat to see if we both think I might be able to give you some insights or forward you some appropriate resources.

I'm white, male, grew up middle class and middle aged but I'm also gay, disabled. I've inhabited a lot of diverse & marginal groups so I've witnessed a lot of intercultural harmony & conflict from the inside, outside & as a facilitator.

NB I am a child of the hippie feminism and the diversity debates of the 80s. My perspectives are my own and hopefully will be useful but are not in lock step with the social justice debates of the current zeitgeist.

Training & Qualifications


I grew up in a big city, lived in very diverse neighborhoods & regions, have learned half a dozen languages, had many monolingual housemates & lovers from other cultures & countries. I've travelled to a dozen countries. I have consistently been in cultural environments where I was the only person of my race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age or the only visible/out one although in most situations there are various types of closeting & invisibility.

I started facilitating anti-racism workshops in 1988. Taught ESL and gave cultural orientation to refugees for 11 years.

Availability & Preferences


I freelance so my schedule is flexible. You can see my availibility & schedule with me here: mbdo.youcanbookme.com

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Feb 13, 2024
He has a online calendar that said he was available but cancelled 3 times on me 😢. Never got to meet up with him. I have a tight schedule so when I s...chedule a time and he cancels it’s a huge inconvenience to me. But it’s okay! Hopefully it works out for someone else. I will keep looking for the well needed support. show more
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Time zone UTC-7 I live in Tucson, Arizona but visit Phoenix about monthly. I am vaccinated, boosted & conscientious with masking, distancing etc. I've worked for ten years on tech mostly in non...profits including organizing & leading sessions for two national nonprofit tech conferences. In addition to being a native speaker of American English, I speak Spanish & French fluently. I have previously been conversational in Russian and German and know a couple hundred words in anotherdozen languages: Hawaiian, Navajo, Japanese, Malay, Hindi, Farsi, German/Yiddish, & liturgical Arabic, Sanskrit & Hebrew/Aramaic. I have extensive experience as a trainer & workshop facilitator over the last 30 years in a wide variety of topics I follow a paleo ketogenic diet mostly based on the ideas of Dr Patricia Wahls. There are the usual diet charlatans out there but she is an MD following the latest nutrition science. I like direct authentic honest constructive feedback and true specific believable compliments. show more

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