By talking about and sharing voices of exclusion we are also invariably talking about inclusion. With this in mind I afforded myself some time to think about what it means to me to be inclusive and why it might be that sometimes it appears to be like sand cascading through the fingertips of many aspects of the society in which live.
Ultimately, inclusion is intelligent. It is emotionally articulate and is an interested response to what is in front of us. It demands that we work as hard as we can to move past our own assumptions and perceptions about what and who we think we see and that we open our minds and our hearts and ponder and reflect and be curious! It asks us to step outside of the mainstream assumption that there is somehow a ‘norm’ that everything else circles around and aspires to be. It is persistent in its need for us to be courageous….
It’s a decision.
Read some stories of exclusion and inclusion here…