How I #beerpairedlife
When I’m not teaching or researching #beer
, I work as an #equity #advocate
✊🏼 There have been a number of exchanges on IG that made me feel compelled to share with you how I engage in #beerpairing
as a #beeradvocate
🖊 Go beyond written words:
When we solely value written words, we limit ways in which information is shared. #lambic
may not enjoy a protected designation of origin, but that does not mean the term could be used by producers outside of Pajottenland.
💥 Go beyond politeness:
When we emphasize comfort and equate raising issues with impoliteness or rudeness, we miss the opportunity to improve the situation. We could be courageous and become more comfortable with open conflict when an issue arises. If we aren’t actively participating in solutions, we are perpetuating the problem. Our #beercommunity
should be a safe haven, and I particularly look forward to elevating my contribution to #pinkbootssociety
🌈 Go beyond intention:
“I didn’t mean it.” or “I didn’t know.” is not an acceptable excuse for making an impact. Regardless of our intention, we are responsible for impacting someone with our words and actions. From #beerlabels
, our goal should be to make a positive impact and not just having a good intention.
Life is too short and precious to settle for mediocrity ✨ I shall do my part to enrich life with beer through science, education, and advocacy 💖💜💙