Although we can't change the past, we can learn from it, be mindful of the present, and look forward to the future.

We All Need Allies, and We All Need to be an Ally

Watching this video caused me to reflect on my work and life.

Some days I’ve been, (and might still be at times) the dolphin, needing someone to help me to breathe again, and some days I’ve been (and will still need to be) the person pulling another back to safety, acceptance, or whatever the water might represent for them at the time.

For me, it was another reminder of the interconnectedness of us all, and that I am who I am because of others.

What do you think?

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW

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I'm a Social Worker, Educator, and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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