Change From Within is a space with two purposes or goals. First, it is a space for me to share my thoughts on social justice through the lenses of community, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and hopefully much more! In my work as a diversity consultant and professional presenter on issues of diversity, I encourage people to see introspection and relationship building as key to making the changes in oneself that inevitably lead to changes in our society and culture: hence the name Change From Within.
Second, it is my hope that my musings will lead others to talk, consider, reflect, and respond! If my blog provokes a response, I would love to hear from you! While I hope my blog inspires you to talk to family and friends, please feel free to comment on any blog posts that interest you, whether you agree or disagree with my point of view! I welcome tough discussions, but I have had people tell me they didn’t respond because it would create conflict. My feeling, though, is that only through those tough discussions can we hope to grow. A wise person once told me that “We never grow when we are comfortable. Growth only comes from when we are challenged.”