Truclusion has a bilateral approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The first branch of our bilateral approach encompasses the environment created by members of social identity groups holding societal power (e.g., white, cisgender male, heterosexual), and how the environment becomes more inclusive as they advance their perspectives along a continuum: Early Inclusion, Emerging Inclusion, Transitional Inclusion, and Intentional Inclusion. Between the stages of Emerging and Transitional, there is a place where people holding power must accept responsibility for their groupness, and the power that comes with it. We call this place the Culpability Line.
The second branch of Truclusion’s bilateral approach is based upon cultivating individual capacity to match impact to intention, primarily through developing interpersonal behaviors conducive to moving forward. This second-branch is also a continuum with four points: Denial, Judgement, Fear, and Realization. To progress from Judgement to Fear, one must release themselves from judging themselves and others—we call this step the Judgement Line. The second branch work enables members of power-holding identity groups to improve the impact of their words and actions. It also provides marginalized group members with tools that empower them to participate in affecting change, speeding up the pace in which equitable, power-sharing outcomes are realized. This second branch is also a key element to navigating the complexities of intersectionality.