Race & Belonging

“Engaging and claiming our humanity… Being human is about being in the right kind of relationships. Being human is a process; it’s not something we’re born with. We actually learn to celebrate our connection, celebrate our love… If you suffer, it does not imply love; but if you love, it does imply suffering… To love and to suffer; to suffer with, compassion; not to suffer against. To have a space big enough to ‘suffer with’ and if we hold that space big enough, we also have joy and fun even as we suffer, and suffering will no longer divide us…” – john powell, podcast, on “On Being”, June 25th, 2015