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Burning out for the good cause: An article by Landecker Fellow Nushin Yazdani



Landecker Fellow Nushin Yazdani recently wrote an article titled “Für die gute Sache ausgebrannt” for the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy website. The piece discusses the toxic work culture that manifests itself within the corporate sphere. In it, she unfolds the marginalized structures and the perfectionism that rule in both profit-oriented and non-profit companies.

Contextualizing the classic imposter syndrome, Nushin explores the way the development of this concept has excluded women–particularly amongst women of color–, framing the focus towards repairing women rather than repairing the place they work for. Assembling a range of statements from various experts, the article brings further awareness on what a respectful and considerate workplace should represent.

You can read the full article here in German.

Nushin is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.