The Micropedia of Microaggressions


The Micropedia of Microaggressions

On Display August 31st - September 30th
Humber College North Campus - Learning Resourse Commons 5th Floor



Ever asked a racialized person where they’re really from? Or told a woman to smile more? These seemingly harmless comments are known as microaggressions – subtle, everyday moments that are often described as a death by a thousand papercuts. To demonstrate this feeling an art series titled “Worn Down by Words” was created. This travelling exhibit is raising awareness for The Micropedia, the first encyclopedia of microaggressions. This online tool collects microaggressions through user submissions and highlights their harmful impact through source-based definitions and real-world examples.

To learn more about microaggressions, visit


On Tuesday, September 20th the creators of The Micropedia of Microagressions and Worn Down By Words will be at Humber's North campus to talk about this project, meet students, staff, and faculty and answer any questions you may have. Register here to attend the talk and learn more about this initiative.



“Worn Down by Words” and The Micropedia of Microaggressions was created on behalf of the Black Business and Professional Association, Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity, Pride at Work Canada and the Diversity Institute. The project contributors are graduates of Humber College’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts.