This book is meant for every family member, colleague, and airplane seatmate who has asked me a variation of the following question: “Why is the world like this? What can I do?”
Being human is a messy endeavor. We are made to be in relationship--built for community, craving to be known and seen and heard, better together. And yet, some flaw in us allows us to dwell on difference and allows diversity to become divisiveness. We fear the unknown. We resist the new. We turn strident and hateful when made to change. Why is this?
I believe that leaning into the unknown is a transformative skill. We can practice becoming okay with difference. We can become virtuosic at embracing the unknown. When we learn that diversity will indeed transform us--body, soul, and nation--we can systematically name, teach, and celebrate the practices that help us persevere in shaky places.