Leaning into Discomfort

Now is the time to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Systems need to be broken in order to allow room for all of us. And the breaking of systems will make people who benefit from them uneasy. That’s part of the process. What that looks like, for me, is asking myself hard questions, and not assuming I have all the answers. Empathy, in its truest sense, requires vulnerability. It’s safe to live in our own heads and give in to our biases. It’s comfortable in there. To try to understand others’ experiences can be destabilizing. But is necessary for a more just world.

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