I’m fortunate to have many teachers and nurturers. I offer a note of gratitude and a reminder that we rise together. The best humans I know have become who they are because of a community of folks who have come before and helped light the path or walked with them along the way.
Grateful for the existence & work of— adrienne maree brown, Alice Walker, Arundhati Roy, Audre Lorde, Brené Brown, Cara Page, Ella Baker, Gabor Maté, Judith Herman, Kate Werning, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Mary Oliver, Patrisse Cullors, Paulo Freire, Roxane Gay, Thích Nhất Hạnh, and many others who have been brave truth tellers and changemakers in the world.
And to the dear ones who I’ve had the honor of working side-by-side with or been mentored or inspired by— Ali, Anndrea, Beth, Brian, Cat, Cindy, Dana, Deanna, Donna, Eric, Erica, Eva, Guadalupe, Janet, Janine, jessica, Joanne, Karla, Kendra, Kris, Lakshman, Laura M, Laura P, Lauren, LB, Leah, Lorraine, Maria, Marla, Megan, Melisa, Michele, Miller, Mira, Nicole M, Nicole S, Nina, Sally, Shannon, T, Taylor, Tiombe, Val, and Wanda— thank you.