I saw a video last night on my social media posted about taking a stand against racism through covid-19.
I shared it with these lines one family, one world, one humanity.
I saw it again in my professional network and shared it again with the same lines one family, one world, one humanity.
It got me thinking, so I wrote a post on it straight to my professional network and I thought stuff it. I don’t care if this is the professional network. I’m going to say what I need to say.
I also got to wondering if we are a world that embraces inclusion and diversity, then it’s a start for me to overcome some concern over sharing who I really am in the world on my professional networks!
Hence why I have also held back on this platform for fear of something, being judged, being assessed by others? Do you have a fear of sharing yourself? Or is the fear that you’re afraid of how big your responsibility will become when you have a voice? My brother and I discussed this. Is it that we’re shy? Or is it that we have so much to say and we will be bigger than we know ourselves to be and are we prepared for that?
Well I say, just do it. We live on this earth for such a short period of time. I imagine if one thing I say makes a difference to one other human being then I am happy and my life is fulfilled anyway because I’m being my true self wholeheartedly sharing of myself.
So here is my original post:
I’m going to say what I believe inclusion and diversity to be at a very real simple level. It starts with your own family - accepting them for who they are and who they aren’t. Your extended family - accepting them for who they are and who they aren’t. Now controversially, it’s also about accepting all of who you are - everything you are and everything you are not. When you accept yourself wholeheartedly - you will start to see that the human experience while diverse is also one experience. When you really let that land on you - I am you, you are me. So why would I want to harm/hurt myself? If I do, the only reason can be that I don’t love myself or enough? So my pledge is to love all human beings always and another way of saying that is inclusion and diversity. You’d freak out if I said I love you but I genuinely love all people and all human beings. My stand is that you start loving all the parts of yourself. The world will change because you do.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.