An ally is a person who challenges stereotypes while advocating for marginalized and/or vulnerable groups.

It is not the responsibility of a minority group to educate others on what is or is not offensive but that task often falls on the most marginalized people in the room, according to Alberta Health Services. This can be both mentally and physically exhausting.

The role of an ally is to help amplify the experiences of people who are often disregarded.

Read more about allies here.