What defines you? What defines your community?
I am a woman, a wife, and a friend. I am a hunter, an engineer, and a writer. My politics lean left of center and I am more comfortable around dogs than I am around people. That’s me.
The last several months have prompted me to reflect on the ideas of inclusivity and representation. What is my community and what do I want it to represent? As my social media feed splinters into “us” versus “them”, I hover over the unfollow button. I don’t have the energy to entertain viewpoints that differ much from my own. But isn’t that mentality what got us here in the first place?(more…)