France is my favorite place in the world. However, after losing my mom two years ago, it’s now almost torturous to visit. It’s where mom and I grew the closest during my tween and teen years.
When tragedies happen and the topics of race and equality come up, people tend to say things like, “I don’t see differences. I see everyone as equal,” or, “I am color blind. The color of a person’s skin doesn’t matter to me.” While I understand the sentiment behind such statements – you don’t judge people based on their skin color – I feel this kind of thinking is causing more harm than good.
I tore my Achilles playing tennis at the start of this year and had to have full reconstructive ankle surgery. While I can’t say I’d do it all over again, this injury has forced reflection on what I’ve learned during surgery and these last few months of recovery and rehab.
Phil and I have worked together for many years on multiple joint projects around the globe. He’s one of my go-to media gurus and has helped us with storytelling and innovating how we communicate with different audiences and cultures.