I’m May. I don’t know my left from my right, analogue clocks take all 12 hours for me to figure out, and up until a month ago I thought a phoenix was a bird that existed beyond the pages of J.K Rowling’s magical universe.

But (thankfully) this is all you will learn about me. This blog is not “May’s Musings”, and I’m not attempting to use it as a platform through which to enlighten people about my insights in the field of the equality between women and men. I’m not trying to lecture, I’m trying to learn.

This blog is intended to serve as a place for people of different backgrounds to come together to discuss the topic of gender equality. At the center of this discussion is a document entitled “Advancing towards the Equality of Women and Men” from the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP). This document, which will be posted in parts, highlights just a few among the most significant challenges remaining in the effort to advance toward the equality of women and men. Articles, visual art, spoken word and other items will be used to enhance our discussion. You are encouraged to share your understandings of the document and actively engage with the comments of others. Hopefully, we will all learn together.

The questions I post on this blog are not rhetorical. They are meant to be answered and discussed by you. The idea isn’t just to take in the information that you are reading but to put out some of your amazing ideas so that others can benefit from them. Don’t ever read the blog and think, “someone else will say what I’m thinking, I’ll just wait for them to do it.” You have something to contribute, and we want to hear it.