You do the work you do because you want to change the world for the better. You see clearly that some folks are on the upside of power and others are on the downside. You understand that marginalization, subjugation, and other systemic inequities have created a world where some people have plentiful access to social capital and physical resources, and others do not.  

The work you’re doing is bridging that gap. The work you’re doing matters. You're helping to build inclusive communities where every person's voice is heard, where each group is celebrated for its unique perspective, where our natural diversity is valued, and where the relationships we foster are seen as opportunities to learn, and grow, and discover new truths about each other and ourselves.

You are curious. You are humble. You are reflective. You know that when each story is allowed to be told and heard, we create a more equitable world for everyone.