I think it starts with creating venues for collaboration. We need to lift up those who succeed and empathetically listen to the concerns of those who don’t; and, when people don’t succeed, we need to hear their grievances, understand why, and work to fix their circumstances. Everyone has a unique perspective with value to add to a conversation, but we need to hear more from the people without power to get an accurate reading on what components of our systems need to change. We need examples of positive transformation to look to, but we can’t let progress overshadow the voices of those who are still hurting under oppressive systems.
What are your thoughts?