Wide Open Voices is not just a company. It is also a principle; a principle that everyone’s voice is important; that everyone has a right to speak and to be heard as their complete and fullest self. It is a principle that acknowledges that many voices are marginalised and silenced while other voices, such as mine and those of people like me, are privileged over them. The ‘unearned’ privileges afforded to some in society underpin discrimination and inequity in Britain. As such, we the privileged are obligated to and have a responsibity for disrupting and undoing privilege and its effects on others.
My name is Matt Jacobs. I am a writer, researcher, talker, and management and strategy freelancer. I work with private, public, and voluntary sector organisations who have a belief in social justice and equity. As a matter of principle, I will charge larger organisations a higher rate so that I can subsidise the work I do with smaller organisations.
My offer falls into four areas of work
Talks and Workshops – on identity, privilege, and disrupting inequity
Research – Organisational Cultures for Equity; and Knowledge as Power for Small Organisations
Difficult Dialogues – Challenging, confidential 1-1 or group discussions exploring issues of privilege, inequity, diversity and inclusion in organisational contexts
Voluntary and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Organisational Development Services – sustainability, growth, and impact
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org