Here’s a good way to mark IP Inclusive Week this year: bake a cake!

​Those who know me, know that I am a great believer in the unifying powers of cakes and biscuits.  They also know that I am no domestic goddess and pretty rubbish on the baking front.  But I have a lot of respect for those who are able to rustle up comforting sweet things from their kitchens…

So, if you’re into baking, how about creating something to share with your colleagues during IP Inclusive Week?  If you like, ask everyone who partakes to make a small donation to a diversity-related charity, for example the Social Mobility Foundation or Stonewall or Diversity UK – there are of course many, many others.

One of our supporters sent us a fabulous cake-related idea for IP Inclusive Week.  Since there’s a whole range of LGBTQ+ flags and symbols, not all of them well known, they suggested baking some cupcakes with icing and/or mini flags that corresponded to the various flags representing for example gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people.  You could include nearby some information to raise awareness of the different subgroups within LGBTQ+ (for example from the Wikipedia entry here).

Whatever you do, please be sure to include some information about IP Inclusive next to the cake plate, and/or to put up one of our posters (which you can download here) in the kitchen.   And send us a photo, of course, or tweet about it using #ipinclusiveweek and tagging @IPInclusive.

Yours hungrily,
Andrea Brewster

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