It feels as if our country has hit a new low, and dealing with all of its ramifications isn't easy. Yet if we as a global community can learn from and inspire each other, we can collective get through anything.
I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have power...in good and bad ways.
As different as I was, there were so many who embraced, encouraged, and cherished that difference. They did so, because they knew how deeply similar and we are by the bonds of our humanity. And that lovely dynamic is the bedrock of our democracy.