Speak Truth To Power

Dr. Jean D. Francis Author Interview

Naked Truth shares your story, without holding back, about dealing with racism and discrimination in the workforce and what you did to fight against it. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Naked Truth was an important book for me to write because racism and discrimination continue to persist in many organizations, despite efforts to address them. Racism and discrimination not only harm individuals who are targeted, but they also create a toxic work environment that can negatively impact productivity, employee morale and wellbeing, and the success of the organization. Moreover, Naked Truth has allowed me to speak truth to power in a meaningful way. 

In my view, addressing racism and discrimination in the workplace requires a multifaceted approach that includes education, training, policy development, and cultural change. Furthermore, my book can help with providing a platform for individuals to share their experiences and perspectives on these issues, amplifying voices that are often marginalized or silenced. By sharing stories of discrimination, racism, and the strategies used to overcome them, my book can inspire and empower others to act and create positive change in their own workplaces. Ultimately, Naked Truth may play a critical role in building awareness, promoting understanding, and driving progress towards a more just and equitable society.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The hardest thing for me to write about was recounting the firsthand experiences, the pain, trauma, grief, and the uncomfortable conversations about privilege, power, and inequality encountered at the Department of Labor (DOL). It was difficult to articulate the depth of these experiences in a way that is both sensitive and impactful. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever foresee myself engaging in such an undertaking.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Some of the ideas that were important for me to share in Naked Truth is first to connect with readers by showing I am personable and retable. Second, to bring awareness to discrimination and racism that exist in the workplace and to advocate for change. Finally, I wanted to motivate, inspire, and empower others to take actions and speak up when experiencing these despicable acts.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your story?

One thing I hope readers take away from my story is, never be afraid to speak truth to power to affect change. There are others waiting to hear your story!

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Jean served successfully for eighteen years in various government agencies-until her stellar career came to a screeching halt. Naked Truth is the riveting true story of one woman’s experiences with discrimination, racism, and unlawful retaliation from the government entity meant to watch over and protect the people. After seven years of suffering under widespread corruption, lies, and mismanagement, Jean uses this deeply painful and personal experience to help motivate, empower, and inspire others who seek justice, are committed to ending systemic racism, and are determined to speak truth to power.

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