Belief is a powerful thing – it’s the foundation for how we perceive the world around us, how we communicate and how we behave. Everyday, we have the ability to create and practice new beliefs and discard the old modes that no longer fit. Here is a belief that I have carried with me for […]
I’d like to pose a question: How have you and your relationships changed since becoming connected? We humans are anything but stagnant. What (and who) we allow into our lives affects our thoughts and behavior.
I am struggling with finding the right words to articulate what I’m feeling, yet I feel it is necessary for me to speak. To this day the work for building a better community has been completely unbalanced by the oppressed and the oppressor.
As a young African American adult I can identify with this viscerally. Our society programs seamlessly the realm of otherness into our vernacular, lifestyle, and attitudes. In this category of otherness we distance ourselves from the humane and are more willing to pass judgements on identity, ability or personhood.
We need to stop drawing distinctions from why we are different and instead start drawing connections to why we are similar.
Joining the ChangingAging Tour was like joining the X-Men; they’re not a traditional family, but they’re your family of highly skilled individuals in a vast array of subjects… who also like to be daring and push one another to do things he or she has not done before.