Judging is a part of human behavior. Biases are something we will continue to experience. It is not always easy for us to accept others who are navigating everyday life different from ourselves. I remain curious to understand their challenges. As someone who has been a subject of negative or assuming thoughts, I remind myself to be vulnerable, empathetic, and compassionate. Exploring diversity is not a check list of activities with a final destination. It is a journey to be open to new thoughts in how we can be more inclusive and understanding.
Are you in an environment lacking DEI? Imagine yourself surrounded by people who see you, accept you, and embrace you for who you are. Think of the possibilities and opportunities a supportive environment could open for your future. And if you need help making real change, I would love to come alongside you.