Another riff on our strategy for working across difference: Flip Your Experience.
Inspiring talk by Ash Beckham at TEDx Boulder. “I think we all have closets. Your closet may be telling someone that you love her for the first time, or telling someone you’re pregnant, or telling someone you have cancer, or any of the other hard conversations we have throughout our lives. All a closet is, is a hard conversation. And although our topics may vary tremendously, the experience of being in, and coming out the closet, is universal. It is scary, and we hate it, and it needs to be done.”
She says that a closet is just a hard conversation. And that conversations are just hard–no comparing hard, harder or hardest. She uses her own experience of coming out to begin to imagine the experience of others who are at a Dis/Advantage.
Thanks to Jenny for the link.