Let's make sure to hold space for each other.Read More
Educators must develop and continue to develop their cultural competency not just for themselves and their own professional/personal development but because children construct ideas about their cultural (and other types of) identity and its acceptance in places that they go and by people they look up to to affirm it and normalize it the same ways as they do their own cultures.Read More
Those who fall in marginalized groups do no get to shield themselves, take vacations, sabbaticals, put their "out of office" reply, or take respites from oppression.
Thus, your work as an ally shouldn't either. It is consistently using your title as an ally to speak truth to your sphere of influence using your platform, access, privilege, and power so that the marginalized that you say you support don't have to.Read More
Leaders must realize that their thoughts, behaviors, words, and actions directly impede their ability to care for people who look up to them and follow their leadership when they are blurred by presuppositions that lack nuance, truth, or the lived experiences of real people.Read More
It's easy to think as you look down that you're alone when in reality there are people all around you who are also moving their plow and reworking the tools they've been given to demolish the corrupt soil so that new soil can be cultivated and produce life.
We can't forget to look up.Read More
YOU are the light of the world. If you spend it wrestling with people to get YOUR viewpoint not only do you diminish your light, but you diminish your connection to pure joy, peace, and happiness.Read More
My life is made rich because of you two. I couldn't celebrate Father's Day if you weren't here. You two have expanded my capacity to love in ways and places and places I didn't know existed in me. Thank you for making me better.Read More