She, a tall, shapely, long-limbed and utterly striking African-American woman, could not have looked more different from me. And yet, she was me.
In times of heightened stress, it’s easier for us to react to others’ expectations than to figure out and do what we find means the most, that fulfills us and brings a sense of joy.
If you could get unbusy tomorrow, what would you do less of? What would you do more of?
Taking time to to turn inward over these past five months has let me learn a lot. I find myself changed in some fundamental ways by this experience.
Throughout this, I have persevered. Perseverance is about persisting in spite of counter influences, discouragement or opposition.
Promoting thoughtful action means creating the conditions and context that support them.
It’s a privilege to be a part of people’s creative self-discovery process.Yesterday was a chance for reflection, insight, sharing and self-expression.
Our strengths and talents can inform our everyday activism, the decisions we make and the actions, large and small, that we take to build a better world.
Here, in this darkness, is where hope lies, awaiting us and those who join us. Here is where we gather, bringing our light, creating a vision for what comes next and working hard to achieve that vision.