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So far Sarah Emmons has created 6 blog entries.

For Ten Days, I’m Breaking Out Of My Echoing Chamber (Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Radical Partners)

This is my kid. He doesn’t know this man. But the two of them sat together and played guitar today and it didn’t matter that they didn’t share the same language. Or religion. Or country of origin. Ethnicity. Generation. It. Didn’t Matter. Sometimes I wish our world had the spirit of a three-year-old. We live [...]

May 24th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on For Ten Days, I’m Breaking Out Of My Echoing Chamber (Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Radical Partners)

The Butterfly Dinner (Katie Steedly Curling)

I am new to talking about Turner syndrome. I have been writing about it for a few years now, but talking about it is a different thing. Seeking to build relationships with strangers connected to Turner syndrome, and risk opening the flood gates of my feelings with real people, face-to-face, story-by-story is something I had [...]

May 24th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Butterfly Dinner (Katie Steedly Curling)

Leaning In to the Discomfort of Newness (Sarah Emmons, Radical Partners)

At 22, I moved from the Northeast to Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin my career as a high school math teacher. At first, I wasn’t sure that my students and I had a lot in common. I was new to Tulsa, had never experienced anything close to poverty and didn’t speak a word of Spanish. At [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on Leaning In to the Discomfort of Newness (Sarah Emmons, Radical Partners)

A Kindness Movement (Claudia Grillo, United Way of Miami-Dade)

Perfecting kindness, an admirable goal for each of us. I'm working on it. When I think about it, there are examples of kindness all around me. My favorite kindness is the surprising variety. It usually arrives in the form of a look, a few words, time given, the simplest of actions. Some mornings I take [...]

May 9th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on A Kindness Movement (Claudia Grillo, United Way of Miami-Dade)

The Joy of Connecting (Better Late Than Never) (Naomi Ross, Celebrate Diversity Miami)

I often attribute my passion for creating connections between and with people to a childhood that lacked them. As the only child of a caring, but protective single mom, my mother ultimately decided upon the friends and family I was allowed to develop bonds with, which meant I didn’t fully develop a natural ability to [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Joy of Connecting (Better Late Than Never) (Naomi Ross, Celebrate Diversity Miami)

You can’t hate someone whose story you know (Roberta Shevin, MCCJ)

To say I am excited about THE 10 DAYS OF CONNECTION is a major understatement. At MCCJ, our motto is, “You can’t hate someone whose story you know.” Personally, I have a long-held belief that gathering people who are different together over a meal to share their stories can be magical. Through my work at [...]

April 25th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on You can’t hate someone whose story you know (Roberta Shevin, MCCJ)