Embrace People For Who They Are

As Black History Month comes to a close this year, I would love it if we would be more intentional in learning the history of all the people we interact with so that we can better embrace them for who they are, the challenges and successes of their own lives, and their individual hopes and dreams. With Nailah we talked about the danger of having people represent groups of people based on their individualized experiences and how we often minimize the challenges that people face as we discussed the concept of intersectionality. Tamrat showed us how important it is to hear things in our own language and that means not just the overall language but the cultural influence of that individual’s language use. Thero’s word of the year is invest and I would love for us to invest in learning more about the people around us and look beyond the month boundaries to explore the history of the people around us. And Lushan eloquently taught us to be intentional about who and what we include or we are unintentionally excluding. So be intentional about how you interact with and learn about the people around you.

You can listen to Nailah’s full episode at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-all-might-be-edified-discussions-on-servant-leadership/id1598799300?i=1000551874182; you can listen to Tamrat’s full episode at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-all-might-be-edified-discussions-on-servant-leadership/id1598799300?i=1000549652684; you can listen to Thero’s full episode at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-all-might-be-edified-discussions-on-servant-leadership/id1598799300?i=1000548226117; and you can listen to Lushan’s full episode at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-all-might-be-edified-discussions-on-servant-leadership/id1598799300?i=1000544560023

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