To absorb and think about applying.
To really consider the impact of my own words and the power of my actions, thoughts, and words.
We have a phrase in Iowa. It’s “Iowa Nice.” When are we “too nice” and when do we need to stop and consider the impact of our words? When do we need to step out of our comfort zone? Some issues seem easier to advocate for? Is that my background? Or just my comfort level?
I wrote about this book just two short months ago before the #G2Great chat with author Sara Ahmed. It feels like more than two months. So many changes . . . locally, nationally, and internationally.
I’m rereading it now for #cyberPD . . . just one of several book clubs that I am currently in. As I thought about “What” to write, it dawned on me.
I read it.
But I didn’t really think it was “about me”.
Being the Change!
I acknowledged my background
And checked it off my list.
Back to the drawing board.
Not just doing.
And determining what actions I need to take.
How will others know this is important to me?
What does it mean to “see the humanity” and to “activate your empathy”?
How do I remove the “us” and “them” from my vocabulary?
Paying lip service is not good enough.
Nodding my head is not good enough.
I must do better. It requires change.
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