I have learned while working with people that there is a story that I may not have heard. Everyone is an individual. Recently while talking with someone the comment “No one wants…” I felt discouraged and contacted a dear friend sharing the conversation. She directed me to the following TED, which I had seen before and now look for the other story or stories. I know that while working with a family from Angola, I asked about their home country. Comparing what they told me about Angola and what I knew, a different story unfolded.
Take a few minutes and listen to this remarkable woman, open yourself up for more than the “single story”.
Darlene Fitkin, MSW
Founder and Executive Director